DAMASCUS, (BM) – The new convoy to the south of the Syrian province of Idlib was conducted by Turkish troops on March 26, according to a source from IA Red Spring in Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
According to the source, a convoy of military equipment, including armored vehicles and the installation of multiple launch rocket systems, proceeded along the territory controlled by Syrian militants to the village of Al-Mastum in the south of Idlib province.
We add that the Turkish army continues to rotate troops deployed in Idlib from the 2020 farmland. Ankara reacted extremely sharply to the successes of the Syrian government forces in the fight against the militants of the Syrian opposition.
Over the course of several weeks, the Turkish armed forces deployed several hundred armored vehicles and several thousand soldiers to Idlib.
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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