Turkish military in NW Syria | Personnel carriers among over 20 military vehicles enter “de-escalation zone”
Syrian Observatory activists have reported seeing a new Turkish military column of over 20 personnel carriers, vehicles and trucks carrying logistical supplies, cement blocks and ammunition crossing into the Syrian territory, via Kafr Lusin border crossing on the border with Iskenderun region in northern Idlib. The vehicles headed to the Turkish posts in the “de-escalation zone”.
As Turkey keeps sending more military reinforcement to NW Syria, the number of Turkish military units which have entered the “de-escalation zone” since the new ceasefire came into effect has risen to 8,315, in addition to the entry of nearly 10,000 Turkish soldiers.
From February 2 to date, SOHR activists have monitored the entry of more than 11,815 trucks and military vehicles to the “de-escalation zone”, including tanks, personnel carriers, armoured vehicles, mobile bullet proof guard booths and military radars.
The Syrian Observatory would like to point out that the number of vehicles and soldiers may vary marginally, as many vehicles, loaded with soldiers and military and logistical equipment, enter and exit individually.