The so-called Syrian National Army (SNA) launched on November 9 a large-scale attack on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in the northern al-Hasakah countryside.
Local sources said that the SNA militants are attacking army positions in the village of Umm Sha’Fah and its outskirt with direct support from the Turkish military.
Turkish artillery and battle tanks are reportedly shelling the SAA’s positions in the village, which is located northwest of the town of Tell Tamr. Army equipment were also targeted by Turkish combat drones.
“Intense clashes are taking place in the village of Umm Sha’Fah in Ras al-Ayn countryside with heavy and medium weapons between the Syrian Arab Army and Turkish occupation forces as well as their mercenaries,” the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported in al-Hasakah said.
According to the Hawar News Agency (ANHA), at least three Syrian service members have been killed and four others have been injured, so far.
SAA units and fighters of the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are still holding onto their positions inside Umm Sha’Fah, which is expected to be stormed by Turkish forces.