Turkish Special Forces occupy a town in northern Syria

03.07.2020, Damascus.

Turkish Special Forces occupied the town of Ras al-Ain in the Syrian province of Hasakah on June 2, reports a Rossa Primavera News Agency source in Syria.

A group of 268 soldiers from Turkish special forces came in from Turkish territory and moved into the town of Ras al-Ain in Hasakah province and spread around the locality,” said the source. Details of the incident are yet to be determined.

It should be mentioned that earlier, 30 militants with their families moved into the town of Ras al-Ain. They settled in houses abandoned by local residents who fled from the Turkish army.

This Syrian town is located right on the Syrian-Turkish border. He is controlled by pro-Turkish fighters and units of the Turkish armed forces.


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

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