Something strange has been happening in northeastern Syria in the recent weeks.
On November 2, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized the abandoned Turkish Observation point near the town of Morek in Greater Idlib. Turkish troops withdrew from this post, which was surrounded by the SAA during its advance in the region earlier this year, a few days ago.
The withdrawal of Turkish troops took place amid the increased number of strikes by unidentified aircraft on Turkish-backed militant groups’ forces and facilities, including prominent commanders in the region. Furthermore, the Turkish-controlled oil trafficking business in northern Aleppo is also passing through hard times.
On November 2, an explosion targeted fuel cisterns near the Turkish-controlled town of al-Bab. The reason behind the incident remains unknown, but it became the most recent in a series of similar incidents.
About a week earlier, on October 23, pinpoint strikes targeted two fuel storage facilities operated by illegal traffickers to the south of the Turkish-occupied town of Jarabulus.
It seems that somebody is sending messages to Turkey and its proxies and they probably understand them.
— G00RKAN (@Goorkan11) October 24, 2020
Meanwhile, in other regions of Syria:
- On November 2, Russian Military Police conducted a joint patrol with the Turkish Army in the vicinity of Ain al-Arab;
- On November 2, two civilians were wounded in an IED explosion in Ras al-Ain;
- On November 2, SAA artillery shelled Turkish-backed positions in the Taqad area;
- On November 2, SAA artillery shelled Turkish-backed positions in Fatirah and Baylun areas;
- On November 2, Turkish-backed artillery shelled SAA positions in the Kafr Nubl area with Grad rockets.
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