Turkey reportedly evacuates two bases In northern Syria
North Press agency on Monday said that Turkish forces evacuated two bases in the western countryside of Tel Abyad, in the northern countryside of northern city of Raqqa, citing local sources
One source told the agency that the Turkish forces withdrew from their military bases in the villages of Hareqli and Tel az-Zeit, 25 km southwest of Tel Abyad.
A military source said that a continuous shelling, since yesterday, from the Syrian government targeted both bases.
The city of Tel Abyad and its countryside has been occupied by Turkey since 2019 following a military operation called “Peace Spring” of Turkish Armed Forces, along with the armed opposition factions, known as Syrian National Army (SNA).
Local sources said the SNA militants accompanied the Turkish forces during withdrawal.
Operation Peace Spring was a cross-border military operation conducted by Turkish forces against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and later Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Syria, after the US administration ordered a withdrawal of American soldiers from the region.
The conflict resulted in the displacement of over 300,000 people and has caused the death of more than 70 civilians in Syria.