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Russian Drone Footage Shows Turkish Military Convoy Moving In Idlib De-escalation Zone

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On February 12, the Russian Defense Ministry released a video of a large Turkish military convoy deploying in Syria’s Idlib.

The video, which was filmed by a Russian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), shows dozens of Turkish military vehicles moving in Idlib’s de-escalation zone.

The Russian MoD held Turkey responsible for the current crisis in Idlib. In an official statement, the ministry said that Ankara didn’t fulfil its commitments within the 2018 Sochi agreement. The ministry added that deployment of more weapons and personnel in Idlib could only escalate the situation.

Hundreds of battle tanks, armored vehicles, rocket launchers and artillery pieces of the Turkish Armed Forces were deployed in Greater Idlib over the last few weeks. The Turkish military also established several new positions in the Syrian region, apparently without coordination with Russia or Damascus.

Turkey had committed to stabilize the situation in Greater Idlib, reopen strategic highways and expel terrorist elements from the region. However, the exact opposite happened. Turkish President even threatened the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) with military action if it doesn’t withdraw from recently-liberated areas in the region.

If Ankara moves to implement its military threats against Syria, a direct confrontation between the Turkish military and the Syrian Army could take place in Greater Idlib in the coming weeks.

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  • Wolfgang Wolf

    bomb them. game over. kick those carpet riders out of syria.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      That Turkey convoy is begging to be bombed. On a narrow mountain road a single SAA ground attack SU-24 could have taken out the whole column. Alternately, like the Ansarallah do, a ATGM ambush with concentrated ATGM and automatic cannon fire would have done the job.

      • Jens Holm

        You after years really dont get anything. Those are blockers and not fighters.

  • Wegan

    If Turkey attacks, then there is no reason to consider keeping the observation posts.
    The soldiers there have to surrender immediately or be obliterated.

    • cactus

      agree the saa should take them as prisonners liberate the observation posts and put all of them in one spot and see with the allies what to do with them.

      • Joe Doe

        Those Turkey post are treat to SAA security

        • Zionism = EVIL

          It is an illegal occupation of Syrian lands and should never have been allowed to stand.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The stupid Turkeys are getting too cocky or have very poor convoy descipline, the whole column could have been taken out by two SU-25 Frogfoots with armor piercing ammo or ground ambush from higher ground 6-8 kms away with Kornets. It is time for a massive Turkey cookout. The SAA needs to bring up every AD system it can muster including the old SAM-6 and Shikla 23mm quads used in conjuction with SA-17 and Iranian Misagh 2 if the Turkeys try in bring in aircover. The F-16 is a lightweight old fighter and has no chance against layered SAM defence starting with S-300, then BUK and Pantsir beefed up by AAA. The SAA downed an RF-4 Phantom using just 23 mm AAA a few years back.

      • Jens Holm

        Another stupid comment from You.

        You even assume they would fight as they were blind, naive and suicide detonators.

        It also seemes as if You think fightings only will go on in Idlib and northers (once)SDFs.

        If You need a job, I will recommend You as general in the military forces of the enemies of mine and pay extra as well.

        • Superfly

          Tonto.Tus estúpidos padres eran hermanos.

    • Superfly

      Cocine los pavos podridos, viva el médico y Siria

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      NO SURRENDER….just try to attack then WW3 will start

  • Joe Doe

    Russia should bomb the convoy not just watch. Cheap talk does not work anymore

    • ruca

      You’re a fool.

      • Joe Doe

        You are fool, coward and loser.

        • good american

          You have to be more clever.

          • Jens Holm

            He see the world from his behind having the brain nearbye.

        • Jens Holm

          The contrast to coward in those matters is common sense. You are lousy.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        He is right though, Putin has no cajones, but the SAA should do it. Syria has every right to defend its land. I am amazed that the SAA or local resistance forces have not used ATGM against the invading Turkeys or the Americunts who are now killing the local Kurd children.

        • Jens Holm

          It military stupidisme and political high risk.

          Maybee You should reflect a little more about why Assad as commander of the whole Russian army not has walked in there enjoping the taken locums with a cup of tea.

          A posive new one is Americunts now are very active saving many children removing mines in Hajin. If Turks has no invaded several other minesweeping teams had join them in the northern part of Syria as well.

          • Superfly

            Eres un cerebro vacío lleno de mierda estúpido bastardo

          • Jens Holm

            Wie eine ratte bist du ein dumkopf number einz und soll vernicted sein.

    • Jens Holm

      Ruca is polite. You are a very big fool.

      This is no videogame and very soon can be Russia – Turkey only having Assads as the little nasty boy, which should have been removede decades ago.

    • BlueOctopusBoy

      Fear does far more damage! Turks know the bear is watching so they are trembling with fear.. 😱

  • Xoli Xoli

    Syria must employ RPG assaults dont give Turkey chance to settle. Because if Putin make a wrong choice and allow ceasefire and open airspace then same Israel scenario will take place.Let shit start know so that the escalation can force Erdogan out of Syria.

    • Jens Holm

      Very optimistic. I have nothing better. Its a possibility, but I see Turks already has been setled for some time and those posts only are the delay part.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Remember Turkey is the master of multiple drone attack on Russian base.So start destroying convoys before the cease moving and dug in.

    • Jens Holm

      Turks dont do that.

  • Tim Williams

    HEZ forces will turn them into scrap metal

    • Superfly

      Viva Hezbollah.

  • Jim Bim

    The Russians should stop the convoys.

    • Jens Holm

      So funny. Its about none of them keep their agreements.

  • BMWA1

    These must be the Rescue Rangers that Erdogan has been talking about.

  • jm74

    This doesn’t look good for Russia who were responsible with Turkey setting up a demilitarized zone. Syrians may get the impression that Turkey and Russia are in collusion in destroying Syrian sovereignty considering that Russia had almost 2 years to ensure Turkey complied with the Sochi/Astana agreement. Puts Putin in a difficult spot.

    • Bill Rood

      The army was busy elsewhere and needed the relative calm of a “frozen conflict” in Idlib. It allowed them to consolidate gains made in other areas, clean up Hama and swiftly move to re-occupy NE Syria when US troops withdrew from the Turkish border. While the constant terrorist shelling of civilians in nearby areas was a serious problem for the people of those villages, there was never a real threat of the terrorists expanding from that area, and that allowed Syria to divert resources to other areas. Had Turkey honored its part of the bargain, Idlib might have returned
      to government control through negotiation. In the absence of that,
      Syria’s military operation there is somewhat shielded from international
      criticism.

      • Jens Holm

        I partly agree in those reflexions. In theory You could fence Idlib and make them live as they want.

        But even Yu have Hama secured, the Assad parts of oil and gas is not secured and modernized. Thats of importance according to the USA blocade in the SDF leftover.

  • nyomarek

    This move by Turkey smells like it was pushed from outside the Middle-East. A cleansing of Deep State forces in Turkey was reported, after Erdo escaped his assassination attempt and tried to clean house. It looks like that cleansing effort wasn’t enough, the corruption ran too deep = that’s why it’s called the “deep” state.
    Remember the Hawai ICBM scare on January 13 2018? There is evidence that a CIA-controlled sub really shot real ICBMs containing nukes, which where *shot down* [not by Aegis!] and that alert that the stationed there military thought first as only a test, a training, turned out to be real. This movement of Turkish convoy and giving CIA-weapons through Turkey to ISIS, smells the very same, the false-flag loving stink of the US MIC. All they ever want is a good regional WW3, either by painting North Korea as aggressor in 2018 or Turkey as aggressor in 2020: anything to stop Russia and pull Russia into some regional WW3 situation in the Middle-East. They tried it with that stupid Ukrainian Naval Ship scare attempt in 2019.

    • Jens Holm

      Some Jews are running it from the inside a a whale not far from a lot of peguins some secret place in Antarktis…

  • Saint Jimmy (Russian American)

    Target practice for Russian pilots or the Russian Navy.

  • MeMad Max

    Just more Sukhoi food…

  • goingbrokes

    They have been observed, they could’ve been splashed just as easily. But they were not. That should tell you something. They are not a threat. It’s so obvious.

    • Jens Holm

      You cant make a camel fly even it wants to:)

  • Xoli Xoli

    Used their own RPG weapons against Turkey convoy.Do it for once and for all as Huhhis does against Saudi Arabia coalition
    Remember Erdogan wants Syrian army and officials destruction.

    • Jens Holm

      Its so funny. Turks are so nice and hardly shoot back. You and others might consider, if they took all their forced facilities instead of the honny right now supporting their part of the jihadists only.

  • Xoli Xoli

    If this convoy is destroyed Turkey Generals wont bring in any convoy again. Their arrest and kill Erdogan.

  • nick1111

    Stop tourist flow to Turkey, do not buy anything from them

    • Jens Holm

      Yaerhhh, and send even more Syrian refugees as well, they already are spendables.

  • Syria Direct report – Syrian military and strategic analyst Ahmed Hamadeh told Syria Direct last Thursday that the military progress made by the government forces in the vicinity of Khan Sheikhoun indicates that the Syrian regime and the Russians are moving to control the entire Syrian geography and change the reality on the ground to impose the Russians’ vision of a solution within reconciliation.
    https://syriadirect.org/news/khan-sheikhoun-exposes-the-limitations-of-the-turkish-guarantor-role/