BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has entered several towns in the northern region of Syria today as part of their agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
According to a military source in northern Syria, the Syrian Army enters four towns in the Tal Tamr District, extending its control over a large part of the Hasakah-Aleppo Highway (M-4).
Among the sites entered by the Syrian Army was Umm Al-Khayr, which was one of the towns that was bombed by the Turkish Air Force earlier in the day, the source told Al-Masdar.
The Syrian Army also entered Al-Salamas, Dshisha and Granada, which are all located in the western part of the Tal Tamr District.
This move by the Syrian Army is a precautionary action to prevent the Turkish Armed Forces from expanding their presence into the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) areas in northern Syria.
The Turkish-backed militants have already captured several villages near the Tal Tamr District, putting them within striking distance of the Syrian Army’s positions.