On February 9, a convoy of the Turkish Army, consisting of dozens of armored vehicles and trucks, entered the northern Syrian governorate of Idlib, according to the Syrian pro-opposition Qasioun news agency.
The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-linked news agency Iba’a reported that the Turkish Army convoy will establish a new observation post in the village of Tell Tuqan south of the city of Saraqib in the southeastern Idlib countryside. Units of the Turkish Army conducted a reconnaissance mission around the city of Saraqib on February 7.
From its side, the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV said that the Turkish Army convoy contains reinforcements to the already existing Turkish observation post in the town of al-Eis in the southwestern Aleppo countryside.
However, several Syrian pro-government activists doubted the al-Mayadeen report because Tukey’s Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on February 7 that Turkey and Russia had agreed to establish twelve observation posts inside Syria during the Astana talks.
Experts believe that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies will likely respect the de-escalation agreement and cancel their military operation towards Saraqib if the Turkish observation post is established in Tell Tuqan.