TEL TAMR, Syria – With the escalation between Turkish soldiers and the Assad regime forces in Idlib, several days of relative calm prevailed along the Tel Tamr front line after several days of intense shelling and clashes.
That calm was broken Thursday evening when Turkish forces and the Syrian National Army (SNA) – a collection of militias, including several espousing Islamist ideologies, formed and funded by Turkey – currently occupying the regions of Tel Abyad and Rish Ayno (Ras al-Ayn) in northeastern Syria shelled the village of Timar (Umm al-Keif) north of the town of Tel Tamr. No casualties were reported.
Previous shelling of Timar resulted in the cutting of high-tension power cables, blacking out Tel Tamr and the surrounding villages.
Violent clashes took place near the village of Dardara in the Abu Rasayn countryside north of Tal Tamr when the SNA attacked the positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Intense shelling was exchanged between the two sides.
The forces of the Syriac Military Council (MFS) remain present at their positions along the Tel Tamr front lines and indicated they are fully prepared to repel any attack by Turkey or the SNA.