Russian flags lowered in Abu Rasayn after escalation with the Turkish occupation forces

ABU RASAYN, Syria – Due to the continuous escalation between Russian and Turkish occupation forces on Abu Rasayn front east of Rish Ayno (Ras al-Ain), the Russian side lowered its flags in the area. This led the population to panic and flee, fearing a probable Turkish attack.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a Russian military delegation headed to the Alouk area within the Turkish occupation zone yesterday to inspect the water station which provides Hasakah Province with water. The Turkish occupation forces fired bullets in the air, forcing the Russian delegation to withdraw. The escalation between the two sides has become more public after repeated attempts to target Khmeimim Air Base in Latakia Governate, which is used by Russian forces.

Reliable sources reported that the Russian delegation, after returning to its positions on the Abu Rasayn front, removed all Russian flags, in addition to the Syrian flags in the area stretching from Kisreh, along the Turkish border, south to Tel Tamr. This led to a massive civilian displacement from the towns of Abu Rasayn, Kisreh, and Dahr al-Arab, fearing a probable Turkish attack in line with Turkish occupation force movements in the Rish Ayno countryside.