ANKARA, (BM) – Turkey had requested Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems from the United States, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing US’ Bloomberg. It is alleged that a request was received to contain Russia in Idlib (Syria). The agency does not provide details or a source of information.
The Turkish side has not officially announced its intentions to request Patriot complexes from the United States. Turkish media also do not report this.
In early February, the situation in Idlib sharply worsened. This happened after the Russian and Turkish military made another attempt to introduce a regime of silence, but the terrorists only intensified their attacks. On the morning of February 11, the Syrian opposition, supported by Turkey, launched a large-scale attack on the Syrian forces in Sarakib and the village of Neurab, located north of Sarakib (Idlib province). Syrian army units repelled these attacks. The militants suffered significant casualties.
On Wednesday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced Ankara’s readiness to use all his military power in the event of an operation in Idlib. He also said that the start of a new military operation in Idlib is “only a matter of time”, all preparations for its implementation have already been completed.
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Editorial team / TASS, Blommberg