Idlib province: SOHR sources have reported that an IED exploded, as a Turkish military column was passing near Qumaysan checkpoint in the east of Idlib city. The explosion caused material damage only.
On July 24, SOHR activists reported a large number of Turkish troops deployed in the morning along Latakia-Aleppo international highway “M4” in Idlib countryside. Meanwhile, Turkish forces starting combing operations on the highway, exactly the part running through the southern countryside of Idlib, searching for landmines and IEDs. However, the reasons behind this combing operation remained unknown if it came as a part of preparation for a new patrol by Turkish forces or not.
While on June 27, SOHR activists in Idlib province reported seeing Turkish forces combing Latakia-Aleppo international highway “M4” from Musaybeen to the bridge in Ariha city in Idlib countryside.