On April 7, a convoy of the Turkish Army, consisting of 100 armored vehicles, bulldozers and trucks, entered the town of Murak in the northern Hama countryside, according to Syrian opposition sources.
The Turkish Anadolu Agency confirmed that the mission of the Turkish Army convoy is to establish a new observation post in Murak in order to monitor the de-escalation zone in the northern Hama countryside.
As a part of the preparations to establish the new observation post, a unit of the Turkish Army conducted a reconnaissance mission in Murak town and five other villages and towns around it on April 6.
Since the beginning of 2018, the Turkish Army has established four observation posts in the towns of Andan and al-Eis in Aleppo governorate and in the towns of Tell Tuqan and Sarman in Idlib governorate.
The establishment of these observation posts was agreed upon during the last Astana talks in January. According to opposition sources, the Turkish Army will establish new observation posts in the western Idlib countryside in the upcoming weeks.