As regime forces continue their military operations in Idlib and Aleppo with full Russian support, Turkey continues sending military columns to Syria in order to deploy and set up new posts in Aleppo and Idlib.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored, during the period from February 2 until yesterday evening, more than 1,240 Turkish trucks and military vehicles arrived in Syria, carrying tanks, personnel carriers, armored vehicles, mobile bulletproof guard booths and military radars, while the number of Turkish soldiers deployed in Idlib and Aleppo during the same period were at least 5,000 soldiers.
These massive Turkish reinforcement did not come to monitor the implementation of the “de-escalation” agreement and ensure the peace and security of civilians, hundreds of thousands of whom have been displaced. Instead it seems that was brought in to implement Turkish-Russian agreements regarding Damascus-Aleppo and Aleppo-Latakia international highways.
Regime forces continued to advance despite the Turkish presence within the areas to which they advanced, and closer to capture “M5”, while eight Turkish posts in Idlib and Aleppo have been besieged by regime forces since the beginning of the military operation, Al-Sarman, Tal al-Touqan, Ma’ar Hatat and four posts nearby Saraqeb in rural Idlib and Al-Ais in southern rural Aleppo, as happened months ago at the Turkish post in Murek.
Meanwhile, Turkish forces deployed in new posts during the past few hours and days, at Taftanaz military airport, “Tala’ye Al Ba’ath” in Al-Mastouma and the military housing area nearby Idlib city.