Turkey has launched military actions in Idlib, Russia’s Su-35s fighters in the sky
DAMASCUS, (BM) – The Turkish military went on the offensive on the position of the Syrian army in the province of Idlib, according to Twitter journalist Charles Lister, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
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According to him, the operation is being carried out in the village of Nairab, in the area of which earlier in February one of the Syrian Air Force helicopters was shot down by militants. A column of Turkish military equipment, including several tanks, also went towards this village. In addition, artillery strikes were reported.
Both Turkish troops and fighters of the armed opposition are participating in the offensive, TASS reports citing Al Jazeera TV channel. According to one observer, as a result of the battle near Nairab, two tanks of the Syrian army were destroyed, one T-72 and one infantry fighting vehicle were captured.
The capture of Nairab is the first part of an operation to regain opposition control of the city of Sarakib, which is located at the intersection of two key Syrian highways M4 and M5, opposition journalist Asaad Hanna explains.
Sarakib is located seven kilometers east of Nairab, in early February it was taken by the Syrian army along with the M5 highway, control over which allows free passage through all of Syria.
In the area of Nairab in the Syrian province of Idlib, Russian Su-35S fighters noticed. A video of them was published by the Military Informant Telegram channel.
It is noted that fighters patrol the area of concentration of the Turkish army and militants as part of a possible offensive operation.
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