Turkish reinforcements moved to Ayn Issa front

AYN ISSA, Syria – Yesterday, a Turkish military convoy transported reinforcements to the Ayn Issa front, south of occupied Tel Abyad. The convoy included fuel trucks, armored vehicles, other military vehicles, and rocket artillery, which was positioned around the silos near Shrakrak.

Turkish military reinforcements have flooded northern Syria to support the Turkish occupation of the Tel Abyad, Rish Ayno (Ras al-Ayn), and the countryside in between. The area has been under the occupation of Turkish-backed factions since its capture during the invasion of North Syria by Turkey and the “Syrian National Army” (SNA), a collection of militias, including several espousing Islamist ideologies, formed and funded by Turkey, in October 2019.

The Turkish invasion forcefully displaced an estimated 300,000 people.

Turkey and the SNA have carried out a near continuous bombardment on the areas east of Rish Ayno and the predominantly Christian villages north of the town of Tel Tamr.

Several sources reported a separate Turkish military convoy crossed into Syrian territory and headed towards the Turkish observation point in the Sher Maghar area, west of Hama.

A third Turkish military convoy entered Syria through the Kafar Lucine border crossing consisting of 60 different military vehicles, including artillery and tanks. Additional Turkish vehicles were stationed in the town of Sarmada, on the border with Iskenderun Brigade.