For second day in a row | Turkish forces comb Latakia-Aleppo international road in Idlib countryside
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored Turkish forces combing the Latakia-Aleppo international road in the countryside of Idlib province, for the second day in a row, where Turkish armored vehicles and soldiers combed the area in southern and western countryside of Idlib.
Moreover, Turkish forces have deployed on the Idlib-Bab al-Hawa road near the town of Hazano and combed the area.
Yesterday, SOHR activists reported seeing Turkish forces running a patrol on Latakia-Aleppo international highway “M4”, as the patrol set off from Tarnabeh village in the east of Idlib and headed to Jisr Al-Shughour in the western countryside of Idlib.
SOHR sources reported substantive deployment of Turkish forces on Latakia-Aleppo international highway, running through Idlib province, where Turkish forces and military vehicles deployed from west of Ariha to Jisr al-Shughour in west Idlib countryside in order to comb the road and dismantle landmines and IEDs. Observatory sources also said that Turkish forces combed the road between Idlib city and Saraqeb.
On February 2, SOHR sources reported substantial deployment of Turkish forces from Ma’rat Misrin and Al-Fu’ah in the east and north-east of Idlib countryside to Idlib city.
According to Syrian Observatory sources, this substantial deployment came as a part of combing operations launched by Turkish forces in the area, including dismantling IEDs and detonating landmines.