The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish military in NW Syria | New military reinforcement enters “de-escalation zone”, despite the recent agreement

Syrian Observatory activists have reported seeing a new Turkish military column, including armoured vehicles and logistical supplies, crossing into the Syrian territory, via Kafr Lusin crossing on the border with Iskenderun region in northern Idlib. The vehicles headed to the Turkish positions in the “de-escalation zone”.


This fresh reinforcement enters Syria, despite the recent agreement between Turkey and Russia on withdrawing heavy weapons from the region.


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 6,330, in addition to the entry of hundreds of soldiers.


From February 2 to date, SOHR activists monitored the entry of more than 9,665 trucks and military vehicles to the “de-escalation zone”.