BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – A large Syrian Arab Army (SAA) convoy entered the northern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate this week to help strengthen the front-lines in the ‘Ayn ‘Issa District.
According to a field source, the Syrian Arab Army troops were accompanied by Russian military personnel, who also deployed to the ‘Ayn ‘Issa District, which is located north of the administrative capital.
The Syrian Army reinforcements were said to have later deployed to the front-lines in ‘Ayn ‘Issa, where they helped strengthen the front-lines in the face of the Turkish-backed militant forces.
The ‘Ayn ‘Issa front has recently witnessed an increase in hostilities between the Syrian Army and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on one side, and the Turkish-backed militants on the other.
The Turkish-backed militants have repeatedly violated the ceasefire in northern Raqqa, as they often launch artillery shells and rockets towards the defenses of both the Syrian Army and SDF troops.