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Turkey Sends New Military Reinforcements to Idlib

Turkey Sends New Military Reinforcements to Idlib

Sunday, 22 November, 2020 - 05:45
A Turkish military convoy drives through the village of Iblin near Ariha in Syria's rebel-held northwestern Idlib province on Oct. 20, 2020, after vacating the Morek post in Hama's countryside. Photo by OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP via Getty Images.

Turkey continued to dispatch military reinforcements to Syria's Idlib amid heavy regime strikes on Jabal Al-Zawiya.

A war monitor said that Turkey sent a military column via Kafr Losin crossing, north of Idlib, consisting of more than 20 vehicles on Friday.

The forces carried logistical equipment and concrete blocks that headed towards military posts.

Also on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it has monitored the entry of another three military columns of Turkish forces, including 60 new vehicles.

According to SOHR, the number of military vehicles that entered Syrian territory since the start of the new ceasefire has reached 7,500, in addition to thousands of Turkish soldiers.

Since February, the number of military vehicles that arrived in the de-escalation zone rose to more than 10,755 Turkish trucks. This includes tanks, personnel carriers, armored vehicles and mobile bulletproof guard booths and military radars.

Meanwhile, Turkish forces targeted Kurdish-controlled areas in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Turkish rockets hit the surrounding areas of Menagh military airbase, but no casualties have been reported, according to SOHR.

Also, activists said that Turkish forces stationed at the base in Azaz countryside shelled Kurdish positions in the village of Maranaz.

The Turkish bombardment coincided with infiltration attempts and clashes between Turkish-backed factions and Kurdish forces on the frontlines of Maranaz, Belyouniya and Ain Daqneh, north of Aleppo.

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