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Syrian forces exchange fire with Turkish troops near Ra’s al-Ayn

Clashes have been reported near Syria’s key northeastern border town of Ra's al-Ayn as Turkish soldiers and Syrian government forces engaged in an exchange of gunfire there.

Syria’s official news agency SANA reported the fighting on Sunday afternoon, saying that the clashes took place after the area came under attack from the Turkish side.

There were no immediate reports about possible casualties.

The development came only three days after Turkish forces and their allies attacked Syrian government troops in northeastern Syria.

SANA said the allies attacked Syrian army positions outside the town of Tal Tamr.

Syrian army deployed in new areas near Turkish border

Meanwhile, Syrian army units on Sunday were deployed to new areas in northern Syria near the Turkish border.

The photo, taken on October 27, 2019, shows Syrian government forces in an area outside the key border town of Ra’s al-Ayn in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah. (By SANA)

The army units entered the villages of Um al-Harmala, Bab al-Khair, Um Ashba and Assadiya on the outskirts of Ra’s al-Ayn in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah.

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