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Turkey Deploys 30 Military Vehicles to South Idlib

Turkey Deploys 30 Military Vehicles to South Idlib

Monday, 4 January, 2021 - 09:15
Turkish army tanks make their way towards the Syrian border town of Jarablus (File photo: Reuters)

Turkey deployed 30 military vehicles carrying tanks, weapons, and logistical materials to reinforce its presence at several points in southern Idlib, in northwestern Syria.


The reinforcements were moved from the Kafr Lusin crossing in northern Idlib and distributed to the points in Jabal al-Zawiya, to the south of the province.


The Turkish forces established many military bases and points in Jabal al-Zawiya to separate between the areas controlled by the regime forces and the opposition factions.


Ankara wants to prevent any military escalation and ensure the regime forces will not target Idlib.


Based on its agreement with Russia, Turkey withdrew its forces from a number of its points in Hama, Aleppo, and eastern Idlib, and redeployed them to the south of the governorate.


Meanwhile, factions of al-Fatah al-Mubin operations room bombed areas under the control of the regime forces in Jabal al-Zawiya.


The regime forces renewed their missile attacks on towns and villages of Jabal al-Zawiya in south Idlib, and al-Ghab plain in north Hama.


Forces of al-Bab Council and Syrian factions loyal to Turkey clashed at Ad-Daglbash axis, in al-Bab countryside.


The council forces bombed Abla and Hazwan villages in al-Bab countryside, while the Turkish forces attacked various villages in Manbij countryside, under the control of Manbij Military Council (MMC) forces.


The Turkish forces shelled the outskirts of Tal Rifat, al-Shahba dam, Nayrabiyah, and Samuqa villages, within the Kurdish forces' deployment areas in the northern countryside of Aleppo.


The pro-Turkish factions clashed with MMC forces, affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in the western countryside of Manbij.


The Turkish forces bombed villages in the northwestern countryside of Manbij, using more than 35 artillery shells.


MMC media center stated that the bombs were launched from the Turkish base in al-Yashli village, north of Manbij.


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