Syria, backed by Russian forces, is building new bases in northern Raqqa with new equipment in a bid to counter any possible Turkish aggression in the area.
Three new Syrian military bases have been built around Al-Tarawziya village, source says Sputnik. The village is located in the north of the province of Raqqa, in northern Syria, and close to the M-4 highway.
The source also said that to focus on part of the M-4 highway that connects Al-Hasakah and Al-Raqqa provinces, the Syrian army is also building additional infrastructure.
Alongside the Syrian army are Russian forces which, according to the source, have “brought new military equipment close to the bases and positions of the Turkish army and its affiliated elements west of Tal Abyad, located in the north of the province of Hasakah”.
Syria continues to strengthen and reinforce its positions in the country in a bid to counter an aggression that Turkey announced earlier, allegedly to fight militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and establish a “safe zone” on Syrian soil.
Earlier reinforcements in northern Syria
Previously, the Syrian army, according to Al Mayadeen sources, reinforced its military posts on July 4 in the town of Ain Issa in the northern countryside of Raqqa, which is under the control of SDF militants.
The sources said that the Syrian army has also strengthened its military positions in the town of Ayn Al-Arab in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.
SDF media office director Farhad Shami said that “550 Syrian army soldiers arrived in SDF areas”, adding that “Syrian soldiers arrived in SDF areas after an initial agreement to face any Turkish aggression on the region”. .”
Additionally, at the Tehran summit on July 19, Iranian leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that any military action in northern Syria would be “harmful” to the region.
“This is definitely detrimental to Syria, Turkey and the region and will not achieve the political action expected by the Syrian government,” he said in reference to possible military actions that could be taken by Ankara.
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