Idlib province: SOHR activists have reported that IED exploded on the road between Idlib and Kafriya, as a Turkish military column was on way to the northern countryside of Idlib. However, no casualties have been reported.
Turkish infantry units continue touring Aleppo-Lattakia highway and off-roads around their military posts, searching for landmines that unknown assailants are trying to plant to target Turkish convoys.
It is worth noting that Turkish forces have been repeatedly attacked by IEDs, RPGs and machineguns by unknown persons. Moreover, Turkish forces installed surveillance cameras on M4 “Aleppo-Lattakia” highway, starting from an area near the city of Ariha in southern Idlib, to Badama district near the city of Jisr al-Shughour in the western countryside of Idlib.
In May, SOHR sources reported that unidentified gunmen targeted the wall of a Turkish military base in the town of Balyoun in Jabal Al-Zawiyah, south of Idlib with RPGs, but no casualties were reported.
While on February 25, SOHR reported an attack on a Turkish vehicle with an RPG and an IED on the road between Maarat Misrin and the town of Kafriya in Idlib countryside.
Also, on February 10, SOHR sources confirmed that a landmine exploded near a Turkish vehicle, as three armoured vehicles were conducting a routine patrol on M4 highway between the areas of Uram al-Jouz and Ariha in Idlib countryside. However, no casualties were reported. Meanwhile, an organization known as “Al-Tali’a Al-Mujaheda” claimed responsibility of the attack on the Turkish vehicle, as it published pictures showing the explosion.