Turkey says Turkish-backed Syrian forces seize Ras al-Ain center

Turkish-backed Syrian opposition seized control of Ras al Ain’s town center in northeast Syria on Saturday, a senior Turkish security official said. (File photo: Reuters)

Turkish-backed Syrian opposition seized control of Ras al-Ain’s town center in northeast Syria on Saturday, a senior Turkish security official said as Turkey’s offensive against a Kurdish militia in the region entered its fourth day.

“The [Syrian opposition] national army took control of the town center this morning. Inspections are being conducted in residential areas,” the official said.

Syrian Kurdish-led forced denied on Saturday that Turkey has seized Ras al-Ain.

Violent clashes broke out on Saturday between unidentified gunmen and Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria’s Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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