Turkey’s withdrawals | Forces evacuate new post east of Idlib city
In accordance with the Russian-Turkish agreement, which requires the withdrawal of Turkish forces from posts in regime-held areas in Aleppo, Idlib and Hama. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored the withdrawal of Turkish forces from one of its military posts in Al-Sina’a neighbourhood, east of Saraqeb city. Turkish forces were seen withdrawing towards their positions near the village of Al-Ruwayh in Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib.
On November 10, Syrian Observatory activists reported seeing tens of trucks leaving Turkish posts in regime-controlled areas in Idlib, Hama and Aleppo countryside, heading to rebel-held areas. Nearly 140 vehicles, including trucks carrying cement blocks, were seen leaving the Turkish observation post in the western countryside of Aleppo, between Sheikh Oqail and Qabban Al-Jabal towards Al-Atareb.
Also, a large Turkish column has withdrawn from the military post in “Maar Hattat” in regime-controlled areas, and headed to Taftnaz military airbase where Turkish forces are stationed.
Moreover, SOHR sources have confirmed that Turkish forces evacuated “Maar Hattat” post completely, as all forces used to be stationed there withdrew in the past few hours.
These successive withdrawals come as a part of fulfilling Russian-Turkish agreements stipulate for the withdrawal of Turkish forces from areas captured recently by Russia and regime forces in Aleppo, Idlib and Hama.
On November 9, reliable SOHR sources confirmed that the Turkish forces withdrew almost completely from their observation post in Shir Mghar in Jabal Shashaboo, north-western Hama. Turkish forces were expected to empty the entire post in the following few hours. A few hours earlier, tens of Turkish trucks carrying logistical supplies were seen heading from Shir Mghar observation post to rural Idlib.
SOHR sources reported in early November complete evacuation of the ninth Turkish observation post in Murek, while the Syrian regime’s flag was raised at the post.