Turkish-backed militant groups attacked two villages in northern Aleppo with the support of the Turkish army, a Rossa Primavera News Agency source in the Syrian Arab Republic (SAR) informed.
“Turkish artillery and Turkish backed groups attacked the villages of Maraanaz and al-Malikiya in the south of Aazaz city in the northern Aleppo province,” the agency source said.
In the north of Syria, particularly in Aleppo, clashes are taking place between Kurds on the one hand and Turkish-backed militant groups and the Turkish army on the other.
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 Hasaka. 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