The Turkish military and its Syrian proxies have established a new position in the occupied areas north of the strategic M4 highway in northeast Syria.
On November 24, Obretix, a defense observer on Twitter, released satellite images showing the new position, which is located 10 km east of the town of Suluk in northern Raqqa. The position appears to be housing military vehicles of the Turkish Armed Forces.
— Samir (@obretix) November 24, 2019
The M4 is considered the spine of transportation in northeastern Syria. The highway links al-Hasakah with Raqqa and Aleppo.
In the last few weeks, the Turkish military established two posts north of the highway, between the towns of Ain Issa and Tell Tamr.
A day earlier, the M4 was blocked for several hours as a result of a Turkish-led attack on Ain Issa. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to repel the attack. Thus the highway became safe again.