The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Idlib | Turkish forces bring in military reinforcement to positions in Jabal Al-Zawiyah

SOHR sources have reported seeing a Turkish military convoy crossing into Syria, via Kherbet Al-Jouz crossing in the western countryside of Idlib. The convoy, which comprised nearly 30 vehicles, personnel carriers, armoured vehicles and trucks carrying supplies, headed to Turkish military posts in Jabal Al-Zawiyah.


On August 14, SOHR activists reported that Turkish forces brought in new military reinforcement to their positions in Idlib province in “Putin-Erdogan” area. According to SOHR sources, a military convoy crossed through Bab Al-Hawa border crossing north of Idlib, while another convoy entered Syria via Khirbet Al-Jawz crossing, west of Idlib. The two convoys headed to Turkish military bases in Jabal Al-Zawiyah and other areas in Idlib countryside.


The reinforcement comprised tanks, armoured vehicles, personnel carriers, rocket launchers and logistical supplies.


While on August 1, SOHR activists monitored the entrance of Turkish military reinforcements near frontlines with regime forces in Idlib countryside, for the second consecutive day.


The reinforcements comprise tanks, armoured vehicles and personnel carriers and the new reinforcements stationed in the Turkish checkpoints present in Balyon town in Jabal Al-Zawiyah. This comes days after the expansion of Tel Balyon area by Turkish forces.


Balyon checkpoint is considered one of the most prominent military checkpoints, due to its ability to monitor the whole area of Jabal Al-Zawiyah.