Jeffrey in Turkey, wave of attacks in Northern Syria

While the US special envoy for Syria, James Jeffrey, is in Turkey for talks, the Turkish army and its mercenaries have launched a massive wave of attacks on Til Temir.

James Jeffrey has been in Turkey since Friday as US Special Envoy for Syria. Yesterday he met with Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar in Ankara, and today a meeting took place in Istanbul with presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin. According to official sources, the talks are about the agreement reached on 17 October between the USA and Turkey on Northern Syria. Another topic is the visit of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip to the USA, scheduled for 13 November. In the run-up to Jeffrey's trip to Turkey, his deputy William V. Roebuck has accused the Turkish-backed militias of committing war crimes and ethnic cleansing in northern Syria.

In northern Syria, the Turkish army with its mercenary has meanwhile launched a massive attack on the area between Til Temir and Zirgan. The attack is coordinated from the air by reconnaissance drones and is mainly directed against Syrian army troops stationed in the area in accordance with Turkey's agreement with Russia.

At least four Syrian soldiers have been killed in attacks on the villages between Til Temir and Zirgan. Fifteen other Syrian soldiers were injured, including two officers. A military vehicle belonging to the Syrian army was destroyed by a drone attack.

The population of the region is on the run. The attacks with tanks, grenades, mortars, howitzers and armed drones continue. Reconnaissance flights over the region are uninterrupted.