Turkey has built two new military posts in Idlib Governorate, Northern Syria
DAMASCUS, (BM) – The Turkish army created two new military observation posts in the province of Idlib, referring to a source in Syria on June 6, reports BulgarianMilitary.com.
“The Turkish army has built two new military posts in Idlib, one in the south of the M4 highway in the west of Al-Qiyasat village near the village of Auram Al-Joz, and the second in a driving school near the village of Basankul also in the south of the highway to Jabl Az-Zawiya in the west of the city Idlib,” the source said.
Turkey has established observation posts in the area of the demarcation line between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and pro-Turkish terrorist groups.
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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