Turkey sent large military convoy to Northern Syria
DAMASCUS, (BM) – A convoy of 30 units of equipment with soldiers sent the Turkish army to its positions in the province of Idlib, referring to a source in Syria on June 4, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“The Turkish convoy, more than 30 cars, armored vehicles and trucks with soldiers, arrived at the Turkish army bases in Idlib province,” the source said.
Turkey has established its observation posts on the demarcation line between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and pro-Turkish miitants groups in northern Syria.
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came 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 negotiations 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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