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Russian military conducts patrol in northern Syria amid increasing Turkish drone strikes

Nicholas Heras

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“Russia views the autonomous administration in northeast Syria as a serious impediment to the end of the conflict in the country with an outcome that returns Assad to power over all of Syrian territory,” Nicholas A. Heras, the Senior Director for Strategy and Programs at New Lines Institute, told Kurdistan24.

“There has long been a quid-pro-quo between Russia and Turkey in northeast Syria which allows Turkey some limited opportunities to attack the SDF and autonomous administration officials in return for Ankara’s commitment to the Adana Accords,” Heras concluded.

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