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Turkish-Backed Militants Accuse Kurdish Forces Of Violating Turkish-Russian Agreement, Resume Operations (Video)

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The Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) announced on November 10 that it had resumed its operations in northeast Syria, accusing Kurdish forces of violating recent agreements.

In a short press release, the SNA claimed that the Kurdish People Protection Units (YPG) and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) do not respect the recent Russian-Turkish agreement. The group accused Kurdish forces of attacking “its positions and civilians” in Turkish-occupied areas.

The SNA also released a video showing its fighters clashing with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) around Tell Tamr, where a Turkish-led attack was launched earlier.

Over the last week, Turkish-backed militants attempted to block the strategic M4 highway in northern Raqqa at least twice and launched a large-scale attack on SAA positions in northern al-Hasakah.

On top of these violations, Turkish strikes claimed the lives of many civilians, including at least two in northern Raqqa on November 9.

The NSA announcement indicates that the group is not willing to respect the Russian-Turkish agreement. Ankara also appears to be unsatisfied with the agreement, that was reached last month.

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