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Syrian army enters Kobane city on Turkish border, media says

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Syrian army enters Kobane city on Turkish border, media says

Syrian army units have entered the town of Kobani, 150 km from Aleppo in northern Syria, near the Turkish border, Al Mayadin television reported on Wednesday.

According to channel, the Syrian army is deploying its forces in and around the city, however there is no official confirmation yet.

However, some witnesses in contact with the Syrian opposition said the Russian military had reached areas near the city of Kobane.

The media reported that Russian military personnel crossed the Euphrates and reached Kobane from west to east. West of Kobani is the city of Manbij, which came under the control of Syrian government forces following the withdrawal of the US-led international coalition on Tuesday.

Earlier it was reported that Syrian Army troops entered the Syrian city of Raqqa and established observation points for the first time since 2014.

According to one corresponding from Sputnik Turkey, citing local sources, the Syrian government army entered Raqqa from the city of Tabqa, being protected by air cover.

Turkish operation in Syria

Turkey announced the launch of Operation Fountain of Peace in northeastern Syria on October 9. According to Erdogan, Ankara's goal is to create a buffer zone, which should become a protective belt for the Turkish border. Damascus called the operation an assault, and the international community condemned Ankara's actions.

Kurdish Autonomous Administration of northeastern Syria has already officially announced on October 13 that it had reached an agreement with the Syrian official authorities for positioning the Syrian Army along the entire Syrian-Turkish border to help repel the attack. from the Turkish Army and pro-Turkish groups.

The day before, the Ministry of Defense reported that the Syrian Army had taken control of Manbij and the surrounding area. At the same time, the US military has left its bases near Dadat and Umm Mial moving toward the Syrian-Iraqi border.

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