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After the "head of the eye" .. Turkish army and the Syrian opposition besieged "Tal Abyad"


The Turkish army and Syrian armed opposition forces have made progress in the fourth day of Operation Spring of Peace, including villages and international roads in the Tal Abyad axis and Ras al-Ain on the Syrian-Turkish border.

The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the control of its forces and the Syrian opposition forces in the northern city of Ras al-Ain, as well as the border crossing of Ras al-Ain with Turkey.

But the so-called SDF denied Turkey's control of downtown Ras al-Ain, saying violent clashes had taken place in the industrial area. Reuters quoted the media official in these forces Marwan Qamishlo that the Turkish bombing necessitated a "tactical retreat" of Syrian forces from that region.

Al-Jazeera correspondent Milad Fadl said that the Turkish army and Syrian opposition forces have so far taken control of at least 25 villages in the axes of Tall Abyad and Ras al-Ain.

The correspondent pointed out that these forces are now besieging Tal Abyad and wait to enter so that it can clear mines and cut all roads.

As for the casualties, the YPG announced the loss of only 45 fighters during the four days of the operation that began last Wednesday, while the Turkish Defense Ministry is talking about more than 400 dead among the Kurds, in return for the loss of the opposition eight fighters, according to the correspondent of the island.

The reporter said that 17 Turkish civilians were killed in the shelling from the Syrian side, in addition to three Turkish soldiers and four Syrian opposition forces, since the beginning of the operation.

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Bombing on Turkey
On Saturday, Kurdish units shelled the Turkish city of Agca and two shells landed unexploded near a hotel where journalists were covering the operation, a day after two Anatolian correspondents were wounded when they fired on a building housing journalists in the Syrian city of Qamishli. The interview to spend Nusaybin on the Turkish side.

Meanwhile, Al-Jazeera correspondent in the eastern countryside of Aleppo reported clashes and artillery and rocket shelling between the Turkish army and Kurdish units.

He stated that Kurdish units stationed in the town of "Zor Maghar" targeted Turkish Karkamish and the Syrian city of Jarablus with a number of artillery shells led to a number of wounded in Jarablus, after which Turkish artillery responded with heavy shelling on the military positions of Kurdish units deployed in that area, and clashes took place with machine guns Heavy between the parties.

The autonomous administration of the Kurdish-led north and east of Syria said 191,000 people were displaced by the military operation, accusing the Turkish army of "indiscriminate targeting" of cities and villages.

The United Nations estimated on Friday that about 100,000 people have fled their homes in northern Syria since the operation began last Wednesday.

Source: aljazeera

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