Russia is sending 300 troops over Turkish attacks in Syria
DAMASCUS, (BM) – Moscow has decided to send approximately 300 of its troops to the northern part of Syria, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned. The soldiers have been sent to the Hasaka area and must assist the monitoring centers. Major Dmitry Suntsov made this statement. He is one of the leaders of the Russian-Syrian Joint Monitoring Center.
Major Suntsov said the Russian troops’ main goal would be to prevent the conflict’s de-escalation in a tray part of Syria and enforce the ceasefire. Suntsov announced that Russian troops would provide full assistance to the civilian population in the area.
Moscow’s main reason is urgently sending Russian troops is the heavy attacks in the province of Al-Hasaka by Turkish and pro-Turkish troops. The city of Tel Tamr, which is key to logistics in the area, has come under devastating attacks in the last 48 hours. A situation has arisen in which the Turkish-backed Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF] have taken control of the checkpoints, breaking the conflict zone’s Syrian rule.
Damascus has accused the Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF] of deliberately damaging the region’s water system to isolate the civilian population and increase their suffering. So far, there has been no comment on the allegations by Syrian democratic forces.
BulgarianMilitary.com reminds you that late in the evening on January 17, heavy attacks and attacks in the cities of Ain Issa (Al-Raqqa), Tal Tamr (Al-Hasakah), and Manbij (Aleppo) caused a series of explosions in northern Syria. According to the Lebanese news agency Al-Masdar News, Turkish troops carried out attacks and backed by fighters. As a result of the attacks, the water supply system in the area and the Alouk station are under the Turkish military’s control, leaving more than 1 million people with access to drinking water.
War in Syria
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria. Nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, Syrian-backed forces destroyed dozens of Turkish armored vehicles, and more than ten drones, including drones, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, agreed that a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would use power.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January, a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind several Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Militants are loyal to Ankara and support Turkey.
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