A Turkish reconnaissance delegation roams in Sahl Al-Ghab under the Islamic Turkestani Party’s protection after more than 5 months of the roam of a similar delegation under the protection of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham in Aleppo
Idlib Province, the Syrian Observatory for human rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a delegation of the Turkish forces roams for the first time in Sahl Al-Ghab area, which is located in the northwestern countryside of Hama and at the southwestern outskirts of the countryside of Idlib, where intersected reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the delegation that arrived in the area on board of three buses have roamed the villages of Al-Ziyara and al-Qarqour, which are located on the contact lines between the factions and the regime, and the reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the Turkish delegation’s roam took place under the protection of fighters of the Islamic Turkestani party which spread in the area, in order to establish a new observation posts in the area, where the area witnessed a security alert on the checkpoints amid scrutiny and inspection of the pedestrians, shortly before the arrival of the Turkish reconnaissance delegation on Tuesday afternoon, the 13th of March 2018.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was published on the 15th of February 2018 that tens of military vehicles and equipment were entered this morning through the border area of Kafr Luseen and headed to the countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man city, where they stationed in Sarman area in the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 11th of February 2018 that a column of Turkish vehicles entered through the border area of Kafr Luseen to the areas of Salwah near Atma and Qah camps, and to the area of Darat Azza in the western countryside of Aleppo.
Also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights 2 days before that date that Turkish column of tens of machines, heavy gear carriers and armored vehicles entered the eastern countryside of Idlib on Tuesday, where the column went to the areas of Saraqib and Tal Tokan and then it to the southern countryside of Aleppo, where the Turkish forces are taking position on the contact lines with the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored targeting by warplanes for Damascus – Aleppo international highway which passes through Saraqib, after the passage of the Turkish column, where the warplanes opened heavy machineguns’ fire on the highway, but no information about causing human casualties.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published in the first half of February 2018 that Turkish forces wandered in several areas from the eastern countryside of Idlib to Maarrat Al-Nu’man area in the southern countryside of Idlib, coming from their points near the administrative border between Idlib and the south of Aleppo, and the sources confirmed that these forces carried out reconnaissance tours during the past 24 hours in several areas in Idlib countryside, then they returned to their bases, and these tours come after the contact areas between militiamen loyal to the regime of non-Syrian nationalities and the controlled areas of the factions where Turkish forces stationed last Monday, witnessed exchange of Targeting and shooting between the regime’s allies against the Turkish forces, and information about the fall of injuries in the shelling, and this targeting comes hours after the entry of a Turkish column to the Syrian territory and it arrived in Al-Eis area in the southern countryside of Aleppo, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a column of the Turkish forces, which entered the Syrian territory today morning, Monday, through the border area of Kafr Lusin with Iskenderun area, and the column headed through the western countryside of Aleppo towards Al-Eis area in the southern countryside of Aleppo, adjacent the controlled areas of the regime forces, the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Revolutionary Iranian Guards in Al-Hadher area, in the southern countryside of Aleppo, and the column included tens of vehicles and carriers carrying tens of armored vehicles, heavy vehicles and engineering machinery as well as tens of soldiers of the Turkish forces.
Also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published in the first half of October 2017 that the Turkish scouting forces are continuing to enter the Syrian territory for the fourth consecutive day, where vehicles carrying Turkish scouting forces and commanders accompanied by the protection of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham were seen, while they were entering the Syrian territory through Atma border crossing, as a part of their scouting rounds which they carried out during the past three days, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday, that Turkish reconnaissance forces, which were supposed to go around the western countryside of Aleppo and the contact lines with the YPG in Afrin, were prevented from completing their tour by a rebel Islamic movement operating on the contact lines with the Kurdish forces in Afrin, and source pointed out to the SOHR that the Turkish forces accompanying the Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham were prevented from reaching areas of presence of the movement members because of the tension between the movement and Tahrir Al-Sham, where the Movement accused Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham of claiming to have most of the contact points between the factions and the Kurdish forces. Also SOHR received information that members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the Turkish delegation were prevented from entering the area, so both of the Turkish delegation and the Hayyaat objected the decision of the Movement on preventing them entering and both of them returned to the borders.
Pictures by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights from Haj Mahmoud Farm in the northern countryside of Jisr Al-Shughur city, which witnessed on Monday the 12th of March 2018, shelling by warplanes that caused the death of 3 citizens and injured others with varying severity and also destroyed citizens’ property