Explosion Rocks Large Ammo Depot Of Turkestan Militants Near Turkish Observation Post In Northern Syria

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On July 25, a large explosion rocked the town of Eshtabraq in the northwestern Idlib countryside, according to the Syrian pro-opposition news agency SMART. Local sources revealed that the explosion occurred in a large ammo depot of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), which is located next to an observation post of the Turkish military in the town.

Explosion Rocks Large Ammo Depot Of Turkestan Militants Near Turkish Observation Post In Northern Syria

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After the incident, several warplanes of the Turkish Air Force (TAF) flew over Eshtabraq, in what appears to be a mission to assess the damage caused by the explosion.

Some Syrian opposition activists claimed that the TIP’s ammo depot was targeted by warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces, while others said that explosion was a result of an accident or even sabotage.

Last week, the head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, Major General Alexei Tsygankov, revealed that the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which attacked Hmeimim airbase on several occasions, were launched from an area near Eshtabraq.

The explosion of the TIP’s ammo depot may be a response of Russia, especially that the foreign radical group is suspected of participating in the attacks on Hmeimim airbase.

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  • New Israel is Muslim

    “Local sources revealed that the explosion occurred in a large ammo depot of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP)”

    jew: “oh vey, there goes muh shekels”

  • PZIVJ

    “which is located next to an observation post of the Turkish military in the town.”
    I take it the Turks are just hiding at their outpost, and not doing anything to control Idlib area.
    So now they have something to observe. :DDD

    • as

      Lol yeah.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      yeah Turks was hiding .makes you happy moron

    • You can call me Al

      Exactly my view. It really is madness.

    • FlorianGeyer

      ‘ There are none so blind as those who do not want to see ‘ :)

  • antoun

    the tip is not hts but affilied the slf!

  • World_Eye

    If its Russia this is nice and strong message.

  • BL

    Something tells me Turkey will always be a problematic country. It is illegitimate to begin with, it was created by the invading Mongoloid hordes on top of indigenous peoples and lands. It then proceeded to either completely change the language and the culture of the local people or commit one genocide after another in order to displace them. Its nationalists are some of the dumbest most braindead people I have ever had the displeasure of talking to. They literally have zero respect for history or the truth. They lie nonstop and make up whatever facts they want out of thin air. They have delusional ambitions to continue in their historical genocidal ways and to conquer and displace all the indigenous groups of the region. They are literally no different from Zionists, except they have a longer history of doing it.

    This “Turkistan” terrorist group they have created is part of the plan I described above.

  • Vitex

    Well, in Ukraine there were a lot of spectacular explosions when it came to accounting for all the ammunition they’d stolen and sold on the black market. Maybe it’s the same deal in Idlib?

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Putin’s already been hitting the Turks without anyone really noticing, this will be the third occasion he’s sent Erdogan a message, that’s if it was the Russians, and I think it was.
    Ages ago the Russians bombed one of the towns in western Idlib, just as Erdogan had a delegation there negotiating the setting up of an extra OB post that wasn’t a part of the Astana agreement, that was the first hit against the Turks and sent a clear message to Erdogan even though there were no Turkish casualties. The second time was in either western Aleppo or eastern Idlib, I can’t remember, but that was more or less the same as this incident, the Russians bombed a group of rebels that were literally only hundreds of meters away from one of these Turkish OB posts, the Turks would have felt the heat from the incendiary bomb the Russians dropped.
    I have a feeling things aren’t so peachy between Putin and Erdogan lately, this story reinforces that belief even more so.
    It’s nearly time to burn all those Turkish OB posts down, I hope the SAA bring lots of marshmallows.