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Turkish forces set up new observation point in Latakia province

Local | 2020-08-09 23:35:00
Turkish forces set up new observation point in Latakia province
 The Turkish army on Sunday has set up an observation point in the coastal Jabal al-Akrad area, following clashes between rebels and regime forces that left casualties from both sides last week.

According to Zaman al-Wasl reporter, the new Turkish outpost was constructed in the Tel al-Raqem hilltop in the eastern countryside of Latakia.

Turkish-backed rebels have thwarted numerous attacks by regime army into the region during the past two weeks.

The area, lying along Turkey's southern border, has been the subject of multiple cease-fire understandings, which have frequently been violated by the Assad regime and its allies.

The region they hold is home to some three million people, nearly half of whom have been displaced from other parts of the country.

The rebel-held area is a regular target of attacks by regime forces and their Russian and Iranian allies.

A Russian-backed regime offensive between December and March displaced nearly a million people in the region.

A Moscow-backed ceasefire agreement in March has reduced violence in the area, but shelling and air strikes by the regime and its backers continue.

Syria's nine-year-old war has killed about 500,000 people and displaced nearly half of the country's pre-war population.


Zaman Al Wasl
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