Intensive military drills | 25 Turkish special forces officers headed to Idlib to train nearly 1,500 Syrian fighters • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Intensive military drills | 25 Turkish special forces officers headed to Idlib to train nearly 1,500 Syrian fighters

After Turkish forces conducted military exercises for Syrian fighters operating under Turkey-backed formations on various weapons, armoured vehicles, anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles, in Idlib, SOHR reliable sources have reported that 25 officers of Turkish special forces have entered Idlib province in northwestern Syria, to begin a training aimed at preparing 1,500 fighters of special forces to combat with Turkish soldiers in the event of war.

According to Syrian Observatory sources, the fighters will undergo high-difficulty intensive military exercises similar to Turkish military training at Mastoumeh Camp, Taftanaz Airport, Jabal Al-Nabi Ayyub in Idlib and Al-Tawamah positions and Abyan west of Aleppo.

On January 9, Reliable sources informed SOHR that Turkish forces officers have given a technical course on using the man-portable anti-aircraft missiles in Al-Mastomaha camp near Idlib city.

It is worth mentioning that the Turkish forces have been preparing for conducting full training for the Syrian fighters on anti-aircrafts weapons to use it in areas under control of “Putin-Erdoghan”.

According to SOHR, the current stage will focus on theoretical lessons on how to use the weapons that will be followed, in few days, by practical round for the excellent Syrian trainees who are estimated by 150.

With this course, the Turkish forces would have finished a training course on anti-armoured, Anti-artillery and ant-heavy machine weapons for more than 1,000 Syrian fighters serving under Turkey-backed factions in areas under control of the “de-escalation” zone.