November 23, 2019

Turkish-backed groups launch attack near strategic Syrian town of Ain Issa

Source: Kurdistan 24

Journalist: Wladimir Van Wilgenburg

Turkish-backed groups, with support from Turkish army drones, on Saturday attacked Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Syrian government positions close to a refugee camp near Ain Issa, the administrative capital of the self-administration of north and east Syria.

According to the SDF’s official Twitter account, the Turkish-backed forces had “launched attacks with tanks, artillery, and a large number of mercenaries on several [axes] to invade Ain Issa” since Saturday morning local time.

“The ceasefire agreement is once again being violated by [the] Turkish army,” the SDF stated.

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  • Nicholas Heras

    Former Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a former Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. His work focused on the analysis of complex...