Few meters far from regime posts | Turkish forces establish new military post in east Idlib countryside • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Few meters far from regime posts | Turkish forces establish new military post in east Idlib countryside

Idlib province: SOHR activists have reported that the Turish forces have established new military post in Aafes town near Saraqeb and M4 autostrad in east Idlb. The new post included two tanks, four vehicles for transferring soldiers, three armored and 50 soldiers.
The new post was established after the former messages that have been delivered by Russia to Turkey to evacuate the Turkish positions in the area between Saraqeb city, and Idlib city in parallel with the M4 autodtrade in eat Idlib.

It also coincided with the arrival of military reinforcement of the regime forces in Saraqeb city and the Turkish army later has deployed its forces and enhanced it with tanks and armored vehicle long the frontlines in Saraqeb city and Jabal al-Zawiyah, west Aleppo countryside and raised the readiness of the soldiers. Such recent moves by the Turkish side in the de-escalation area proved that the political matter between the Russians and the Turks hasn’t been settled yet and the clashes between the two sides are still existed in the areas agreed upon between Erdoghan and Putin.
On Oct. 8, SOHR activists reported the entry of a Turkish convoy via Kafr Lucien crossing in north Idlib countryside, which comprised 35 vehicles, including ten personnel carriers, fuel trucks and trucks carrying logistic supplies and cement blocks. The convoy headed towards southern and eastern of Jabal al-Zawiyah in Idlib countryside.

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 in late September 2021, regarding Idlib province and Turkey’s fears of a surprise military operation by Russian and regime forces on Idlib to 125.

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.

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