Le Beck’s head of intelligence was quoted in Bild (GER) regarding the Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria: 

“Turkey will try to advance as much as it is allowed,” “I think the current objective is to capture Tal Tamr. Turkey wants to maintain as much leverage as possible on Russia and on the SDF, and Tal Tamr controls a critical junction of the M4 road and serves as a staging ground for the regime and the SDF.

“There are reasons to think Russia did tacitly approve of Turkey’s advances.”

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