The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish military in NW Syria | Nearly 160 vehicles and trucks enter “de-escalation zone” in 24 hours

The entry of Turkish columns to north-western Syria noticeably escalated in the past few days, as Turkish forces have continued sending military and logistical supplies to their positions in the “de-escalation zone”. In this context, Syrian Observatory activists have reported that seven batches of at least 160 vehicles and trucks crossed into the Syrian territory in the past 24 hours, via Kafr Lusin border crossing in northern Idlib. The vehicles headed to the Turkish positions 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 6,970, in addition to the entry of hundreds of soldiers.


From February 2 to date, SOHR activists monitored the entry of more than 10,305 trucks and military vehicles to the “de-escalation zone”, including tanks, personnel carriers, armored vehicles, mobile bulletproof guard booths and military radars.