The self-administration of Northeastern Syria, a political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), announced on October 13 evening that it had reached a deal with the Damascus government.
The deal says the Syrian Army will enter into the SDF-controlled area in order to protect the Syrian border from the Turkish military intervention (Operation Peace Spring).
According to reprots, by the morning of October 14, Syrian Army units will enter the towns of Manbij and Kobani. Some sources say that the SAA will also enter into al-Tabqah. However, these reports still have to be confirmed.
Syria’s state-run news agency SANA announced that the Syrian Army is now “moving north to confront Turkish aggression on Syrian territory”
“This movement comes to confront the ongoing Turkish aggression on towns and areas in the north of Hasaka and Raqqa provinces, where the Turkish forces committed massacres against locals, occupied some areas, and destroyed infrastructure,” SANA said.
Upon the announcement of this news, the people of Hasaka began celebrating in the neighborhoods of the city, welcoming this move to confront the Turkish aggression.
The Turkish warplanes committed a new massacre against civilians and journalists in an airstrike that targeted a convoy in “Souq al-Mughlaq” marketplace in the city of Ras al-Ayn in Hasaka’s northwestern countryside.
Local sources said the airstrike claimed the lives of dozens of people, including foreign journalists.
A video surfaced showing tens of bodies and injured people, most of them having been mutilated and burned.