Turkish military forces have reportedly fired several rockets at the positions of Syrian government forces in the Arab country’s northwestern province of Aleppo.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SHOR) said in a report on Saturday that the forces struck Syrian army strongholds in Urum al-Kubrah town, which lies in the western countryside of the province.
The Britain-based war monitor added that there were no casualties in the incident.
Separately, fierce clashes broke out between foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants on one side and Syrian government troops and their allied fighters from popular defense groups on the other in the mountainous Jabal al-Zawiya region of Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.
The Observatory added that the intense gunfight was followed by shelling, which left an unknown number of people dead or injured in the ranks of both sides.
Turkish-backed militants shell Tal Harmal village in Hasakah
Also on Saturday, Turkish-backed Takfiri militants launched several rockets at Tal Harmal village, which is located in the northwestern environs of Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah.
There were no immediate reports about casualties or the extent of damage caused.
Turkish-backed militants were deployed to northern Syria last October after Turkish military forces launched a long-threatened cross-border invasion in a declared attempt to push the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants away from border areas.
Ankara views the US-backed YPG as a terrorist organization tied to the homegrown Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been seeking an autonomous Kurdish region in Turkey since 1984.
On October 22 last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, signed a memorandum of understanding that asserted the YPG militants had to withdraw from the Turkish-controlled “safe zone” in northeastern Syria within 150 hours, after which Ankara and Moscow would run joint patrols around the area.
Turkish forces bring new military convoy into northern Syria
Moreover, a Turkish military convoy of some 35 military vehicles entered northern Syria on Saturday, according to the SOHR.
The convoy, which contained military gears and logistics, crossed into the Syrian territory through the Kafr Lusin border crossing, and later headed towards Turkish positions.