Turkish army attacks a settlement in northeastern Syria

01.08.2020, Hasaka.

The Turkish army and a pro-Turkish terrorist group launched an artillery attack on a settlement in Hasakah province, a Rossa Primavera News Agency’s source in Syria reports on July 31

The Turkish army and a pro-Turkish terrorist group attacked the village of At-Tuweilia with artillery fire. The village is located near town of Tell Tamer in the north of Hasakah province,” reports the source.

Most of Hasakah province is controlled by Kurdish forces. There is a US military base located in the south of the region. In the north, some areas are controlled by pro-Turkish terrorists.

Backround

On October 9, 2019, Turkey launched the Operation Peace Spring against the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern Syria east of the Euphrates River. Ankara announced the following objectives of the operation: to dislodge the Kurds from the 30-40 km of gray area along the entire Syrian-Turkish border east of the Euphrates and then to move into this area Syrian refugees, who fled from the hostilities to the Turkish territory.

Turkey used Ankara-backed Syrian opposition groups as strike groups. The Turkish military commanded the militants in these groups, the Turkish army supported them with artillery and aviation. The same groups remained in the territories occupied during the operation.

On October 22, 2019 in Sochi, during negotiations between Russia and Turkey, a truce agreement was reached. But Turkish-backed militants regularly violated it and opened fire on the Kurds positions in the provinces of Raqqa and Hasakah. The SDF often open return fire. Therefore, the situation in the area, where the Operation Peace Spring is conducted, cannot be called peaceful.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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