DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – The Turkish army and Ankara-affiliated militants resumed attacks on the Syrian army and the Kurdish militia in several regions in Hasakah province.
The London-based so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the attacks targeted the village of Tal Sho'air between Tal Tamar and Abu Ra'asin in Hasakah, adding that the Turkish army also supported the incursion with heavy artillery fire, wounding several people.
It also reported that the Turkish drones bombed several regions between Tal Tamar and Ra's al-Ein in Hasakah.
Meantime, the SOHR reported that the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian army regained control of the village of Um Sha'eifeh from the Turkey-backed militants on Friday night.
Also, the Arabic-language service of SANA news agency reported that the Syrian army has engaged in clashes with the Turkish forces on Saturday, adding that the two sides exchanged fire with heavy and semi-heavy weapons.
Meantime, the Arabic-language Qasiyoun news website reported that the Turkey-backed militants started attacks on the villages of al-Davoudiyeh, al-Qasemiyeh and al-Arisheh in Hasakah, adding that they engaged in clashes with the SDF forces in al-Arisheh and several other points in Abu Rasin region.
Late last week, the Syrian Army continued to reinforce its military positions in the northern and northeastern countryside of Hasaka, including Tal Tamr, in order to confront any possible aggression by Turkish occupying forces and also to protect locals from the attacks by Ankara troops.
Dozens of people in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah vented their anger by throwing stones at Turkish military forces for their presence in the area following a cross-border incursion by Turkish army troops and their allied militants against militants from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).