Assad’s troops pull back after intense clashes from Tel Tamr, SDF remains alone

Syrian regime forces pulled back from their positions on the Tel Tamr front after intense clashes with Turkish-backed Syrian militias on Saturday, according to a conflict monitor.

After clashes near Tel Tamr and Abu Rassin to the north early on Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army abandoned their positions, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The regime forces pulled out of at least five villages north and east of Tel Tamr “leaving the SDF alone in the face of fierce attacks,” said the Observatory, referring to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

A number of regime soldiers were killed and injured in shelling by the Turkish-backed militias, the Observatory added.