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Turkish Army sends military and logistic reinforcements for its forces in Idlib

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Editing: Hazem Halak Kaled Abdul-hamid |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2020/07/01 10:27

Idlib - SMART

On Wednesday, the Turkish Army sent more reinforcements to its forces stationed in Turkish observation posts in the Idlib governorate, Northern Syria. The reinforcement entered through the Kafr Lusin crossing on the Syrian-Turkish border.  

Activists reported to SMART that a Turkish military convoy of about 15 military vehicles, including six armored vehicles and other vehicles carrying logistic equipment, entered from the border crossing in the village of Kafr Lusin, without knowing the exact destination of the convoy.

Earlier today, Russia and Turkey deployed a joint military patrol to the Aleppo-Latakia international highway (M4). The patrol reached the outskirts of the Jisr al-Shughur city, 31 kilometers west of Idlib, Northern Syria.

On Tuesday, the Turkish Army sent a military convoy to the Idlib governorate. On June 29, 2020, the Turkish Army sent a military convoy consisting of 10 military vehicles to its forces in the Idlib governorate. On June 17, 2020, Turkish reinforcements arrived in Idlib following a convoy consisting of dozens of vehicles logistical and military equipment that entered Idlib on June 13. A similar convoy containing about 40 vehicles carrying logistic equipment also entered Idlib. 

The Turkish Army sent several military convoys to Idlib before and after the Turkish President Erdogan reached an agreement with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin on Mar. 5, 2020, stipulating a cease-fire in Idlib and deploying joint Russian-Turkish patrols on the M4 highway; the agreement entered into forces on Mar. 6, 2020.

Earlier, the Syrian government forces and loyalist militias, supported by Russia, launched a ground military attack on the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib and the southern and western countryside of Aleppo. The Syrian government gained control of dozens of villages and towns in the region, after intensified shelling. The shelling killed and injured hundreds of civilians, and forced hundreds of thousands to displace.