Turkish military columns arrive in “de-escalation” zone, and 320 trucks and military vehicles enter Aleppo and Idlib since the morning
SOHR sources report that five Turkish military columns entered from Kafr Lossin crossing towards rural Aleppo and Idlib. The columns consisted of armored vehicles, troop carriers and trucks, while one of the columns headed to Ariha area via M4 highway, and one of the columns stopped inside the town of Saraqeb.
The number of trucks and military vehicles of tanks, personnel carriers and armored vehicles that entered Syrian territory since the morning rose to 320, as the entry continued successively, while the Turkish columns headed to Idlib and Aleppo amid information about the announcement of Aleppo-Latakia highway, known as M4, a military zone by Turkish forces, which is a significant Turkish escalation against the Russians.
Syrian Observatory activists monitored today the entry of a large Turkish military column to the Syrian territory via Kafr Lusin border crossing. The column of 40 military vehicles including tanks, personnel carriers, armored vehicles and military and logistical supplies, headed to the south but no information has been reported yet about its destination.
SOHR sources reported yesterday that the Turkish forces brought logistical and military supplies including tanks, armored vehicles and nearly 20 soldiers into the entrance of Kafr Amim village, east of Saraqeb town. The Turkish forces are installing a new military post at Kafr Amim junction within the so-called Abu Al-Duhur – Saraqeb Highway.
Accordingly, the Turkish forces surrounded Saraqeb town from the northern, southern and eastern sides by installing a military post in each side. This action shows a clear challenge against the Russians.
SOHR sources reported yesterday that Turkish forces set up a new military post at the pharmaceutical factory north of Saraqeb town, after the first post had installed in the area of Al Sawami’e south of Saraqeb.
It is worth mentioning that these two points are located on the Damascus-Aleppo international highway aka M5. It seems that the Turks are defying the Russians and there are disagreements between the two sides over certain points regarding their agreement on the international highway.