The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish military in NW Syria | Turkey sends three columns to “de-escalation zone”

Syrian Observatory activists have monitored three Turkish military columns crossing into Syria, via Kafr Lusin crossing in northern Idlib, last night and in the early hours of Sunday morning. The recently-arrived columns comprised nearly 70 vehicles, including tanks, heavy artillery pieces and trucks. The columns headed to Turkish observation posts in the “de-escalation zone”.


As Turkey keeps sending more military reinforcement to NW Syria, the number of Turkish military units, which entered the “de-escalation zone” since the new ceasefire came into effect has risen to 6,085, in addition to the entry of hundreds of soldiers.


From February 2 to date, SOHR activists monitored the entry of more than 9,420 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 12,800.