The international M4 highway between Hasakah and Aleppo was re-opened for traffic after units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were fully deployed along its axis, as filmed northwest of Hasakah on Wednesday.
“The international highway is safe from Aleppo directly to Qamishli then Hasakah. The road is entirely safe,” one Ras al-Ein resident said.
“The highway became safe, now we can go to and from Aleppo whenever we want to. May God reward who opened it,” another driver said.
The M4 highway was controlled by Turkish-backed forces since October 13, four days after the beginning of Turkey’s ‘Operation Peace Spring’ military offensive in north-eastern Syria.
The SAA’s deployment follows the withdrawal of US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the area in accordance with the agreement reached between Moscow and Ankara in Sochi on October 22.