Firefights between Turkish proxies and SDF units, near Seida

Late on December 14, the so-called Syrian National Army (SNA) launched a new ground attack on positions of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Raqqa, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

Turkish Army artillery supported the attack, which targeted the village of Seida located a few kilometers to the north of the key town of Ain Issa. The town hosts a base of the Russian Military Police.

“There has been no information about any human losses, so far,” the SOHR’s report reads.

The Turkish-backed attack was apparently repelled by the morning of December 15. Northern Raqqa is not witnessing any clashes now.

Earlier this week, Turkish forces shelled the villages of Qiz Ali, Tabinah, Shwamah, Sarung and Khafiyah in the outskirt of Ain Issa.

These repeated attacks in northern Raqqa are a violation of the recent Russian-Turkish agreement on northeast Syria. Despite these violations, the agreement appears to be still holding up.