The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have established positions near a key electricity station in northern al-Hasakah, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on December 8.
“Army units expanded its deployment in the northern al-Hasakah countryside, deploying in new positions around al-Mabrukah electricity station,” the agency’s reporter in al-Hasakah said.
The al-Mabrukah electricity station was the subject of a recent Russian-Turkish agreement meant to de-escalate the tension in northern al-Hasakah.
Under the agreement, which was reached earlier this week, Turkish-backed militants were forced to withdraw from the station. Units of the SAA and the Russian Military Police will take over the station and help fix it.
According to a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Damascus has agreed to supply the Turkish-occupied town of Ras al-Ayn in northern al-Hasakah with electricity as a part of the agreement.
The al-Mabrukah electricity station occupies a sensitive position near the M4 highway, which links al-Hasakah, Raqqa and Aleppo.