Syrian Observatory activists say that unknown individuals re-erected soil barriers, blocking Latakia-Aleppo international highway (M4) at Al-Nayrab town, east of Idlib. It is noteworthy that Turkish forces had removed soil barriers in these areas, clearing the way for running joint patrols with the Russians.
Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that Turkish engineering vehicles entered “de-escalation zone” in order to complete the reopening of M4 highway. Turkish forces set up 14 guarding outposts on Aleppo-Latakia international highway, from Al-Nayrab town to outskirts of Bsanqol village.
Turkish forces also conducted a military patrol consisting of ten armored vehicles, setting off from Al-Tarnaba town heading towards Muhambil on the M4, while HTS secured the road for those vehicles.
On March 18, the Syrian Observatory monitored Turkish vehicles and bulldozers, working to reopen Aleppo-Latakia international highway, after it was blocked in various ways by HTS and jihadist factions.