Syria: Turkish military equipment entered Idlib

A group close to the Syrian opposition says the Turkish army has again sent several military convoys to Idlib province.

A group called the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, close to the country’s opposition announced the arrival of 30 trucks carrying Turkish military equipment to Idlib province this morning (Monday).

According to Xinhua, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the new Turkish convoy included logistical equipment and military equipment, adding that the Turkish army had sent 2,980 pieces of military equipment to the Idlib reduction region since March 5 (two months ago).


Tensions are easing in recent years as a result of an agreement reached between Turkey, Russia and Iran. A few years ago, the three countries held a series of meetings to discuss Syria, including the Astana summit, which led to an agreement to reduce tensions in some parts of Syria, known as the “stress reduction zones”; the Idlib region (all of Idlib province plus some One of the five areas of Aleppo and northern Hama was the reduction of tensions. According to the agreement, the conflict in these areas will be stopped and reduced unless the party is involved in ISIL or Jabhat al-Nusra (al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch).

In recent months, the Turkish military has set up dozens of checkpoints in Idlib province under the pretext of monitoring the ceasefire, deploying large numbers of troops in northern Syria.

Turkey has not yet made clear the number of troops and weapons in the region, but according to the US War Research Institute, between February 1 and March 31 (February 12 to April 12), there are about 20,000 troops. It is based in Syria.


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