The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored today the entry of a new Turkish column from the Kafrluseen border crossing.
The column consists of 60 vehicles including armored vehicles, tanks, and wheel loaders.
The column headed to the vicinity of Idlib city, where the Turkish forces established a new military post on Tal Qminas southeast of Idlib city near Aleppo – Latakia International Highway.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored, during the period from the 2nd of February 2020 until now, more than 1,300 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 was at least 5,000 soldiers.
This 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.