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Turkey send military reinforcements to border with Idlib

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Editing: Abd Allah Al Darwesh |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2019/01/11 20:17

Turkey - SMART

On Friday, Turkey sent military reinforcements to its southern border with the Idlib governorate in Northern Syria, coinciding with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) gaining control of the area.

According to the Turkish News Agency Anadolu, Turkey sent commando units, military vehicles, tanks, and personnel carriers to the Yayladagi area in the Hatay Province in Southern Turkey, amidst high-security procedures.  

The Turkish Army transported the commando units and the reinforcements to military camps and bases on the Syrian-Turkish border near the Idlib governorate.

One day earlier, the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Çavuşoglu said, “Radical groups are attacking the Syrian opposition, and we have taken necessary measures to halt these attacks."

Turkey’s military reinforcements coincided with the HTS gaining control of the Idlib governorate after an agreement with the National Liberation Front. The agreement calls to stop clashes between both parties, and putting Idlib under the Salvation Government’s control, handing over heavy weapons and checkpoints, and installing HTS bases in the area.