Syria: Russia strikes Turkey-backed SNA areas
Russia launches five airstrikes on areas under the control of the Turkey-backed Syrian National Army.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent in Syria reported on Sunday that Russian aircraft raided the outskirts of the town of Kfarjana in the countryside of Afrin District in Aleppo, which is under the control of "Syrian National Army" (SNA) armed militias.
According to our correspondent, Russia's airstrikes also targeted the village of Qatma on the outskirts of Azaz, which is also under the Turkey-backed SNA's control.
Russia's five airstrikes this morning also targeted a Third Corps militia camp.
Our correspondent also noted that the airstrikes resulted in the death of two armed rebels, and in dozens of wounded, with an increase in the number of casualties being likely later on.
Sources to Al Mayadeen: Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham convoy enters Afrin
Field sources in the Aleppo countryside told Al Mayadeen that the latest agreement between Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Third Corps does not discuss the latter's withdrawal from HTS-controlled regions. Moreover, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham is said to be preparing for a large convoy to roam the Aleppo countryside from Afrin, passing through the cities of Al-Bab and Azaz, which the HTS has so far not established control over.
Al Mayadeen sources also noted that the deal has not yet been finalized and that negotiations are still ongoing to reach a new deal that takes all articles into consideration. Meanwhile, the preliminary deal states that all factions are to demobilize, while a ceasefire will be in effect.
The infighting between Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham and its allies, on the one hand, and the Third Corps, on the other, has so far resulted in more than 100 deaths and dozens of wounded and captives. 10 civilians were also killed, including four women and two children.
The Third Corps withdrew the text detailing its deal with Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham from its social media platforms, signaling a failure between the two in committing to the 10-article agreement to cease confrontations and end the dispute between them.