المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkey sends new reinforcement to Idlib a day before scheduled joint patrol with the Russians

Syrian Observatory activists have reported seeing a new Turkish military column of nearly 20 vehicles crossing into the Syrian territory, via kafr Lusin crossing on the border with Iskenderun region. The column headed to the Turkish positions in Idlib province.

As Turkey keeps sending more military reinforcement to NW Syria, the number of Turkish military units which have entered the “de-escalation” zone since the the new ceasefire came into effect, has risen to 920, in addition to the entry of hundreds of soldiers.

From February 2 to date, SOHR activists monitored the entry of more than 4,350 trucks and military vehicles to the Syrian territory, including tanks, personnel carriers, armored vehicles, mobile bulletproof guard booths and military radars. Meanwhile the number of Turkish soldiers who were deployed during the same period in Idlib and Aleppo exceeded 9,350.

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