“Putin-Erdogan” area | Turkish forces bring in new reinforcement to Idlib countryside, along with renewed ground and aerial bombardment
Idlib province: SOHR activists have reported that Turkish forces continue bringing in reinforcement to Idlib countryside, along with the renewed ground bombardment by regime and the Russian airstrikes, after a few days of tense calm in “Putin-Erdogan” area, which followed the meeting between the Turkish and Russian presidents.
Earlier today, SOHR activists reported that a Turkish convoy entered Syria via Kafr Lucien crossing. The convoy comprised trucks carrying cement blocks and military equipment, vehicles carrying soldiers and fuel trucks, and it headed towards the southern posts in “Putin-Erdogan” area.
The Turkish forces’ new reinforcement brings the number of vehicles and military trucks carrying heavy weaponry, including tanks and artillery pieces, which entered “Putin-Erdogan” area after the statements between Russia and Turkey at the end of September 2021, regarding Idlib province and Turkey’s fears of a surprise military operation by Russian and regime forces on Idlib to 90.
On September 29, SOHR activists reported that the Turkish forces fostering it posts at the frontlines with 37 tanks and armored vehicles, starting from Jabal al-Zawiyah in south Idlib countryside until reaching the frontline of west Aleppo countryside.
The moves coincided with visit of the high-level Turkish delegation visit two days ago to the frontlines and their visit is expected to end in the coming two days after monitoring all the posts along the frontline and make sure of its full readiness of soldiers and equipment.
According to SOHR, the Turkish forces documented in the past few days entry of the regime military enforcement over five batches to the east frontline of Idlib province.
While on Sept. 27, SOHR activists reported seeing Turkish forces being put on high alert in Turkish posts in the “de-escalation zone”, including all posts in Idlib province, in light of a visit by a delegation of Turkish forces, headed by a high-ranking officer, to the military posts on the frontlines of Jabal al-Zawiyah and east of Idlib city with the aim to check the military readiness of these posts to repel any surprise attacks.