Artillery of Turkish-backed forces hit positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the town of Tel-Tamr in Syria’s Hassakah governorate.
According to the reports the areas of Dardarah, Tel-Shunan and Tel-Jumm’ah, north of Tel-Tamr were targeted. On October 18, artillery of Turkish-backed factions also targeted SDF positions in the Dirdara village near Tal Tamr.
Reinforcements of pro-Turkish fractions of the Syrian National Army (SNA) are gathering in the combat area.
Suriye Mili Ordusuna bağlı birlikler Barış Pınarı Hareket bölgesindeki Tel-Tamr cephesine doğru ilerliyorlar pic.twitter.com/EWzdRc67us
— Middle East News (@MiddleastN) October 19, 2021
Reuters has recently released a report, in which Turkish officials revealed that the Turkish military and intelligence are preparing to launch an operation against Kurdish forces in Tell Rifaat and other Syrian areas, including Tel Tamr, Ain Issa and Manbij.
On October 15, Turkish drones dropped leaflets over the Syrian town of Tell Rifaat in the northern countryside of Aleppo warning the locals of an upcoming military operation by the Turkish military and its proxies.
If the escalation grows further and reaches the other areas in northern Syria, a dangerous confrontation will be unavoidable. Any Turkish attack in Aleppo governorate will not be tolerated by Russian forces and the SAA, which is already deploying its heavy artillery and other reinforcements along the frontlines.
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