BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The Russian army is building up forces in the hottest zones in Syria to stabilize the situation and prevent the Turkish-backed militants from seizing new territories.
Recently, the situation in the Syrian governorate of Raqqa has deteriorated. In mid-December, in the course of joint negotiations between the Russian Reconciliation Center, Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), three joint Russian-Syrian observation posts were created and deployed in the Ain Issa area, where servicemen from Russia and Syria are currently serving.
This was done within the framework of the need to stabilize the aggravated situation and prevent new bloodshed. Despite the agreements reached, the pro-Turkish militants continue to strike at the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces and areas inhabited by civilians.
In this regard, the Russian side decided to send additional forces to the Ain Issa area and strengthen the military contingent located there.
Reinforcements from the Russian military police forces were observed recently making their way to the key town of Ain Issa in the Al-Raqqa countryside, the RuVesna.Su channel reported.
According to the Syrian side, the Turkish military should take the same measures and withdraw all of its militants from the Ain Issa area and the region entirely.
To prevent the Turkish-backed militants from advancing further, the Syrian Army and Russian military police have established checkpoints at the western entrance of Ain Issa.
This measure is aimed at stabilizing the situation, as well as the need to suppress armed provocations. The posts were reinforced by Russian observers from the Russian military police over the last few days.