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Protesters Destroy Turkish Army Barracks On M4 Highway

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Syrian opposition supporters and militants have destroyed several barracks, which were set by the Turkish military near the M4 highway in Greater Idlib.

On March 21, opposition sources shared a photo showing the destroyed barracks, which were deployed by the Turkish military only a day ago.


Opposition supporters and militants have been protesting on the M4 for more than a week. On March 20 morning, the Turkish military reopened the highway. However, the protesters re-blocked it within a few hours.

In spite of the ongoing protest, the Turkish military was allowed to conduct patrols on a short strip of the M4 on March 21. During one of the patrols, Turkish military vehicles run over a Russian flag that was allegedly laid on the highway by the protesters.

Reopening the M4 highway, which links the coastal city of Lattakia with Aleppo city, is a key condition of the March 5 Russian-Turkish agreement on Greater Idlib.

Turkey has failed to fulfil any of its commitments under the agreement, thus far. This could force the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies to move to open the highway by force soon.

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