On March 5, the Turkish Defense Ministry released another victorious statement about the progress of its Operation Spring Shield in Syria’s Idlib as Turkish-led forces continued their retreat in the region.
According to the Turkish military, during the past 24 hours, Turkish-led forces destroyed 4 battle tanks, 4 artillery pieces and rocket launchers, 3 anti-tank weapons, 10 military vehicles, 2 pickups armed with weapons, and “neutralized” 184 Syrian soldiers.
Therefore, the Turkish Defense Ministry claims that since the start of Operation Peace Spring, its forces had destroyed 3 warplanes, 8 helicopters, 3 UAVs, 155 battle tanks, 103 artillery pieces and rocket launchers, 8 air defense systems, 15 anti-tank weapons, 4 mortars, 121 military vehicles, 36 pickups armed with weapons, 10 weapon depots, and neutralized 3,322 Syrian soldiers.
The only question: Why did mighty Turkish-led forces fail to achieve the publicly-declared goal of pushing the Syrian Army back from southern and eastern Idlib?
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