A large Turkish military convoy crossed the border with Syria through a checkpoint of Kafr Lusein, located in the north of the province of Idib, and is heading towards southern Idlib, according to reports in pro-opposition sources.
The convoy reportedly consists of 30 vehicles, including 12 armored vehicles carrying equipment.
The development came as Syrian government forces besieged a Turkish observation point in Maar Hattat, a village in Idlib province. This was the third Turkish observation post besieged by the Syrian Army in recent months. All of them were located near positions of al-Qaeda-linked militants.
The Syrian Army command launched an offensive in Idlib on December 19, 2019. Government troops have liberated about 50 settlements in the south and the east of the province. Currently, they are preparing to liberate the key town of Maarat al-Numan located on the M5 highway.
The Turkish military convoy that entered Idlib will likely not able to rescure Idlib militants from the Syrian Army. Noneheless, it will be able to establish another ‘observation post’ designed to contain further Syrian offensives against the terrorists. One of the possible locations is Saraqib.