Heavy combating between Syrian military troops and Turkish forces erupted close to Ras al-Ain as Turkish-backed forces seized villages surrounding the border city.
Turkish-backed rebels stated there have been intermittent clashes between the 2 militaries in latest days south of the city, which Turkey seized from Syrian Kurdish-led forces earlier this month.
Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from the border city of Sanliurfa, stated 1000’s of individuals have been fleeing the combating close to Ras al-Ain and Tal Tamr cities.
Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters – often known as the Syrian Nationwide Military (SNA) – launched an offensive and took over areas beforehand beneath management of Kurdish fighters south of Ras al-Ain, he stated.
As combating intensified, Syrian troops deployed reinforcements from Derbasiyah to Tal Tamr.
“The SNA took over western elements of the city. Folks have had sufficient every time somebody controls the world and finally ends up being worse than the earlier armed group,” one Tal Tamr resident instructed Al Jazeera.
“I’m involved for my kids, because of this I’m leaving. The Syrian military is on the frontline to cease the rebels’ offensive, however you by no means know.”
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