Turkish Troops Begin Setting Up Observation Posts in Syria's Idlib

Doug Mendoza
October 14, 2017

Ankara said on Friday the Turkish forces in the region were carrying out their duties in line with rules of engagement agreed on with Moscow and Tehran.

"On October 12, we began activities to establish observation posts", the military said in a statement, after local media reported that Turkish troops and armoured vehicles entered Idlib province late Thursday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed late Thursday that a military convoy of Turkish forces entered Idlib before heading towards the western part of Aleppo province. The descendants of Conqueror welcome you to your country, thank you for protecting Syrian people, demonstrators with Turkish and Arabic banners written in form of Welcome to your hometown, Hello Turkish brors, down to PKK, our Turkish brors are welcome You came to slogans.

Turkey's military has begun setting up observation posts in northwest Syria's militant-controlled Idlib province, its General Staff said Friday, in a bid to stop the fighting there. The elements of TSK were discussed at some point in first place near Afrin, terrorist organization PKKPYD, which is located on border with Turkey.

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Idlib province is one of the four de-escalation zones unveiled in May by the participants in the Astana negotiations, which includes Russia, Iran and Turkey. "Tonight, Turkish Armed Forces jointly with the FSA units started an operation in Idlib", the president said.

The tskelements crossing Syrian side of border last night by moving from district of Reyhanli in Hatay, are already in north of Idlib.

The deployments are being carried out in line with earlier agreements reached in Astana by the three guarantor states: Turkey, Russia and Iran.

Tahrir al-Sham and Euphrates Shield rebels have fought previously and the jihadist alliance has this year battled other insurgents in Idlib and surrounding areas in an effort to consolidate its control.

Other reports by GizPress

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