The Syrian Arab Army has sent dozens of tanks to the front in Idlib, a source said

DAMASCUS, (BM) – The Syrian military was not satisfied with the results of negotiations between Russia and Turkey on the creation of a de-escalation zone in the province of Idlib and, against this background, sent dozens of tanks to the province of Idlib, intending to launch the next large-scale military operation to free the country in the very near future, learned citing news agency Aviapro.

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“Despite the agreements between Russia and Turkey, the Syrian army sends its tanks to the southern part of Idlib province. The reason for this is the failure to comply with an agreement that neither Moscow nor Ankara controls,” a source in the Syrian army notes.

In the video you can see that we are talking about heavy armored vehicles, including T-72 tanks, while sources say that we are talking about a modern version of the Soviet tank, in particular. It is alleged that T-72B3 tanks are being transported, the delivery of which to Syria began only a few years ago.

At the moment, Moscow and Damascus have not officially commented on the transfer of military equipment to Idlib, however, experts believe that the Syrian side may well be preparing for the offensive.

Since over the past two weeks, Turkey has not withdrawn terrorists from the M4 highway and has not yet conducted a single joint patrol with the Russian military in the region.

On March 5, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, entered into an agreement according to which a ceasefire regime entered into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.

The reason for the Russian-Turkish summit talks was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began. Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts.

After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.


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