Turkish-backed groups infiltrate Syria’s Hasakah countryside, casualties reported

TEL TAMR, Syria (North Press)On Sunday, pro-Turkish armed opposition groups tried to infiltrate into a village in the countryside of the town of Tel-Tamr, northeast Syria.

North Press cited a military source saying, a group affiliated with the Turkish-backed armed groups tried to enter from the village of al-Qasimiyah, which is under their control, northwest of Tel Tamr, towards the village of Umm al-Keif, 2 km in the countryside of Tel Tamr.

Tel Tamr Military Council (TMC) affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), thwarted the attempt, killing a number of the attacking forces, after clashes took place between the two parties, according to the source.

The source pointed out that a number of the bodies of the armed militants are still in the battlefield, as the TMC fighters prevented the group from recovering their bodies.

It is worth noting that these clashes came after a period of calm in the lines of contact in the area.  

The armed groups are present on the outskirts of the town of Tel Tamer after their invasion of the city of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) with the Turkish forces in late 2019, which caused the displacement of tens of thousands, according to human rights sources.

Reporting by Dilsoz Youssef