Syria builds three new bases to counter Turkish aggression
Syria, supported by the Russian forces, builds new bases in northern Raqqa with new equipment with the aim of countering any possible Turkish aggression in the region.
Three new Syrian military bases have been built around the village of Al-Tarawziya, a source told Sputnik. The village is positioned in the north of Raqqa province, northern Syria, and close to the M-4 highway.
The source also said that in order to concentrate on a part of the M-4 motorway that connects the provinces of Al-Hasakah and Al-Raqqa, the Syrian army is also building additional infrastructure.
Alongside the Syrian army are the Russian forces which, according to the source, have "brought new military equipment near the bases and positions of the Turkish military and its affiliated elements in the west of Tal Abyad, located in the north of Hasakah province."
Syria continues to strengthen and reinforce its positions in the country in preparation for countering an aggression Turkey has announced earlier allegedly to fight Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants and establish a "safe zone" on Syrian soil.
Earlier reinforcements in northern Syria
Earlier, the Syrian army, according to Al Mayadeen sources, reinforced its military posts on July 4 in the city of Ain Issa in the northern countryside of Raqqa, which is under the control of SDF militants.
The sources indicated that the Syrian army also reinforced its military positions in the city of Ayn Al-Arab in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.
The director of the SDF media office, Farhad Shami, said that "550 soldiers from the Syrian army have arrived in SDF areas," adding that "the Syrian soldiers arrived in the SDF areas after an initial understanding to confront any Turkish aggression on the region."
Furthermore, during the Tehran summit, on July 19, Iranian leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that any military action in northern Syria would be "detrimental" to the region.
"This is definitely detrimental to Syria, Turkey, and the region and will not fulfill the political action expected by the Syrian government", he stated in reference to possible military actions that could be taken by Ankara.