The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish military in NW Syria | 6,300 Turkish vehicles enter “de-escalation zone” since ceasefire came into effect

Syrian Observatory activists have reported seeing a new Turkish military column of nearly 20 vehicles, including personnel carriers, armoured vehicles and trucks carrying military and logistical supplies, crossing into the Syrian territory, via Kafr Lusin crossing in northern Idlib this evening. The vehicles headed to the Turkish positions in Idlib.


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 6,300, in addition to the entry of hundreds of soldiers.


From February 2 to date, SOHR activists monitored the entry of more than 9,635 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.