In conjunction with the cautious calm within the de-escalation area, the Turkish “guarantor” brings military and logistical reinforcements towards its positions in Idlib countryside

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the entry of a military column belongs to the Turkish Forces on Saturday morning to the Syrian territory, through Kafrluseen crossing north of Idlib on the border with Iskenderun, and it consists of armored vehicles and military vehicles seen on the international highway of Aleppo – Damascus, and the column was split into two parts One went to Maarhtat where the Turkish forces have been stationed since the regime took control of Khan Shaykhun, while the other part went to al-Sarman point east of Idlib, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 28th if August 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published mid-August that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the passage of a Turkish patrol consists of several vehicles on the highway south of Maarrat al-Nu’man, where it moved this afternoon from the Turkish point in al-Sarman to Morek point in the northern countryside of Hama, while the regime forces seek to siege the towns of al-Lataminah, Kafr Zita, and Morek in order to take control of the northern countryside of Hama with the support of the Russian “guarantor”, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 8th of August 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the entry of a Turkish column of about 15 military vehicles and armored vehicles into the Syrian territory on Thursday morning, where the column entered from Khirbet al-Jawz crossing in the western countryside of Idlib and went to Ishtabraq point then to Shir Mghar point in Jabal Shashabo in conjunction with increase in frequency of clashes and the rebel faction’s loss for several villages and areas in the northern countryside of Hama, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 14th of July 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the entry of a new military column of the Turkish Forces into the Syrian territory on Sunday morning, through the Khirbet al-Jawz border crossing in Idlib countryside, where it consists of 15 vehicles carrying military and logistical equipment and fighters to switch between members of the Turkish soldiers and strengthen their points, where  the convoy moved along with cars of the rebel factions and headed east towards the Turkish observation post in Ishtabraq, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 11th of July 2019, that the Turkish Forces entered a new military convoy to the Syrian territory after midnight of yesterday through Kafrluseen border crossing north of Idlib, where the convoy consists of 20 military vehicles and other vehicles accompanied by military vehicles of the factions, and they headed towards their observation posts in the area, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 9th of July 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the entry of a new military convoy into the Syrian territory belongs to the Turkish Forces through Khirbet al-Joz crossing west of Idlib on Tuesday afternoon, the convoy consists of 12 vehicles and a vehicle carrying logistic equipment and Turkish soldiers, accompanied by vehicles of the factions, and the convoy went to the Turkish preservation posts in Jabal Ishtabraq in the countryside of Jisr al-Shughur, and the Syrian Observatory published on the evening of the 7th of July 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored today evening, the entry of Turkish military reinforcements from the border crossing point with Iskenderun, Kafr Lusin, in the north of Idlib, and the column consists of about 30 vehicle including tracked vehicles, tanks and logistic equipment, where it headed to the Turkish posts spread in the “de-escalation” zone, and the SOHR published on the 3rd of July 2019, that monitored the entry of a Turkish column on Wednesday morning, the 3rd of July 2019, to the Syrian territory, it consists of 15 four-wheel-drive vehicles and 2 armored vehicles for transporting soldiers, they entered the border area of Kafrluseen with Iskenderun and headed towards the Turkish observation posts in the Syrian north, while the Syrian Observatory monitored on Tuesday the entry of a military convoy of 35 vehicles, some of which loaded with signal vehicles, entered Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Iskenderun north of Idlib, and headed towards the observation posts at the northern countryside of Hama this morning.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 29th of June 2019 that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored an artillery shelling carried out by the regime forces this evening, targeted the Turkish observation post in Shir Mghar village in the western countryside of Hama, but no information about casualties in the 4th round of shelling on the point during the past 48 hours, where the shelling coincided with the entry of the Turkish observation patrol to Shir Mghar point after it passed areas of Morek, al-Sarman, Tal Toqan, Saraqib, Ariha, Maarrat al-Nu’man, and Jabal Shashabo within the “de-escalation” area, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored today that a Turkish patrol was run on the afternoon of Saturday, the 29th of June, where the vehicles moved from Morek point at the northern countryside of Hama towards the Turkish point in al-Sarman east of Idlib, passing through Maarrat al-Nu’man south of Idlib, and the column consists of 10 Turkish vehicles accompanied by several vehicles of the factions, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 27th of June 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored artillery shelling by the Turkish forces stationed in Shir Mghar, targeting Al-Kareem checkpoint of the regime forces in Sahl Al-Ghab in Hama countryside, followed by targeting by the regime forces to the vicinity of the observatory post by several artillery shells, and in the same context, the SOHR monitored that the rebel factions targeted today evening, positions of the regime forces by rocket launchers in the area of Qabr Feddah and its vicinity in Sahl Al-Ghab in the northern countryside of Hama, and the SOHR published hours ago, that the regime forces carried out artily shelling today evening, targeting the Turkish observation post in Shir Mghar area in the north-western countryside of Hama, in the 3rd round of shelling to hit the Turkish post in Shir Mghar by the regime forces since morning, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; the regime forces directly targeted a guarding point and a bulwark of Turkish soldiers within the Turkish post, which resulted in the killing of a Turkish soldier and injured 3 others 2 of whom have seriously wounded, after that, the SOHR’s activists monitored a Turkish warplane and 3 helicopters flying over the “de-escalation” zone to evacuate the injuries present inside the post.

And the Syrian Observatory published this morning, that it monitored rocket shelling by the regime forces targeted Shir Mghar village on Sunday morning, where some of the shells fell on the Turkish point and its outskirts causing fire in the area, where this incident has been repeated recently, also a Turkish convoy arrived in the point of Shir Mghar west of Hama after he entered at midnight of yesterday, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 16th of June 2019, that it monitored missile shelling carried out by the Turkish Forces and the loyal factions on positions and points of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them in Soran, Tal Bzam, Maan, and al-Kabariyyah in the northern and northeastern countryside of Hama, in addition to Karim checkpoint at the northwestern countryside of Hama, where the shells were launched from the Turkish observation posts in Morek and Shir Mghar, and these strikes are considered the first of their kind in the area carried out by Turkey against the Syrian regime forces, where this comes hours after the fall of shells launched by the regime forces on the Turkish point in Morek which caused the outbreak of fire there, and a similar shelling carried out by the regime forces 3 days ago on the Turkish point in Shir Mghar in the western countryside of Hama, which caused injuries among the Turkish soldiers.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning that a fire erupted in the Turkish observation post in Morek, due to the fall of shells launched by the regime forces on the area, and this comes a few days after a similar targeting of the Turkish point took place in Shir Mghar which caused a fire and injured Turkish soldiers.

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