SDF repels attack by Turkish-backed SNA in Syria’s Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (North Press) – Tel Abyad Military Council, affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), announced on Sunday repelling an attack by the Turkish-backed armed opposition factions, aka the Syrian National Army (SNA), in the town of Ain Issa, north of Raqqa Governorate, northern Syria, causing casualties.

The Military Council said, in a statement, that the SNA launched an attack on the village of Sakira, east of Ain Issa.

The council’s forces were able to fend off the attack, resulting in the killing of five SNA militants, according to the statement.

The council also mentioned that reinforcements brought in by those factions were intercepted, leading to further clashes that resulted in the killing of two militants and the injury of seven others.

On Saturday, Turkish forces sent military reinforcements through Tel Abyad border crossing to the town of Ain Issa, amid intensive Turkish shelling and attempts by its affiliated armed factions to advance in the city of Manbij, northern Syria; Ain Issa; and the town of Tel Tamr, north of Hasakah Governorate, northeast Syria.

Earlier on Sunday, the SDF responded to attacks of Turkish “mercenaries” on villages in Tel Tamr and completely foiled them,” according to Tel Tamr Military Council.

In the past two days, the Turkish forces and the SNA increased shelling and attacks on villages on contact lines in Manbij, Ain Issa, and Tel Tamr. They attacked military posts of the Syrian government forces and the SDF.

By Saad Yaziji