Major Dmitry Suntsov, spokesman for the Russian-Syrian Joint Monitoring Center, announced on Monday 18 January that about 300 Russian soldiers have been sent to the Syrian province of Al-Hasakah following attacks by pro-Turkish forces. The AMN agency tells about the difficult situation in the northern part of the SAR.
The arrival of hundreds of Russian soldiers in Al-Hasakah came a day after the Turkish military and allied militants intensified their attacks on the key city of Tal Tamr, east of Al-Raqqa province.
According to information received from a source in Aleppo governorate, the Turkish military and Ankara-sponsored militant groups launched powerful attacks on the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the cities of Ain Issa (Al-Raqqa), Tal Tamr (Al-Hasaka) and Manbij (Aleppo) , which caused a series of explosions in northern Syria.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Sunday that more than a million people in Al Hasakah province have lost access to water due to the interruption of water supply from Aluk station in rural Ras Al Ain.
Our unit has arrived at one of the joint observation posts in Al-Hasakah governorate, and the main task of the Russian forces is to help de-escalate the conflict in the area. The military monitors the observance of the ceasefire and provides all kinds of assistance to the local population
- Dmitry Suntsov told reporters.