Syrian forces repel Turkish attacks in al-Hasakah

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled in the afternoon of November 28 an attack by Turkish-backed militants on one of its newly-established positions in the northern al-Hasakah countryside.

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), a “fierce attack” targeted the village of Tell al-Labn west of the key town of Tell Tamr.

Earlier, the SAA established military positions in Tell al-Laban and the nearby villages of al-Kuzaliah and Umm al-Kahir. Dozens of Syrian troops as well as heavy weapons were deployed in the three villages.

The Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) launched a series of attacks on Tell Tamr this month. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) managed to repel all the attacks, maintaining the town and its countryside.

Recent reports claimed that Russia and Turkey have reached an agreement to secure Tell Tamr by deploying SAA units there. The new attack indicates that the alleged agreement has not been implemented, yet.