M4 highway | Considerable deployment of “National Liberation Front” members at Turkish security outposts
Syrian Observatory activists have monitored the deployment of large number of members of the “National Liberation Front” at the security outposts established by Turkish forces on the past few days along Aleppo-Latakia international highway (M4).
These outposts have been concentrated near Al-Kufayr in the south of Jisr Al-Shughur, the surrounding areas of Bdama, Al-Zi’ayniyyah in the west of Jisr Al-Shughur, and near the end point of earlier joint patrols in Ain Hour area, near the administrative border with Latakia province.
On Monday, the area witnessed a new development as Turkish forces deployed prefabricated outposts in several locations on the Aleppo-Latakia international road “M4”, particularly near Al-Kufair in the south of Jisr al-Shughour, and near Badma, al-Za’iniyeh in the west of Jisr al-Shughour, and near the end point of joint patrols at the administrative border with Latakia province “Ain al-Hour” in order to secure the road instead of combing it from time to time, as those rejecting the Russian-Turkish agreement kept planting landmines and IEDs.
It is worth nothing that Turkey promised the Russians to reopen the M4 road a long time earlier. Meanwhile, joint Russian-Turkish patrols were suspended on the international highway since late August 2020, after the two sides conducted more than 26 joint patrols from March to August. The patrols were repeatedly targeted by jihadist groups opposed to the Russian-Turkish agreement.
“SOHR camera” captures the Turkish forces’ fortifications in “Talae’ Al-Baath” camp on Idlib-Areha highway in Al-Mastumah town