Syria War Report – October 13, 2017: Turkish Troops And Vehicles Entered Idlib

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Late on October 12, the Turkish Army started deploying troops and vehicles in Syria’s Idlib province. According to reports, at least 30 Turkish vehicles entered Idlib via the Atme border crossing and deployed in an area between it and Darat Izza town.

Some sources speculated that the deployment was coordinated with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) that is the most powerful group in the militant-held Idlib province. However, this has not been confirmed by any evidence so far.

It’s interesting that the area of deployment allows Turkish forces to operate against both radicals Islamists in Idlib province and Kurdish militias in northern Aleppo.

Earlier, Turkish National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli once again repeated that Ankara believes that weapons supplied to Kurdish-dominated US-backed forces in Syria will be used against Turkey.

In Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) liberated Kusham Fawqani village and consolidated its gains north of Deir Ezzor. This allows to develop operations further in order to liberate Deir Ezzor city.

At the same time, government forces, led by the SAA Tiger Forces, further outflanked al-Maydin city and de-facto encircled it, according to pro-government sources. Clashes are ongoing in the urban area.

ISIS terrorists attacked the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at the Jafrah oil fields and forces the SDF to retreat from the area, according to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq. The SDF has not shown any photos or videos that allow to debunk Amaq’s claims.

Meanwhile, the SDF has reportedly captured the villages of Hasf Tall, Ghayran, Jarbus, Tabaraya and Husayn at the al-Suwar road preparing to push towards al-Busariyah.

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  • MD Ranix

    great job russian led coalition – illegal occupiers and terrorist groups in syria will be eliminated very soon

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  • Rob

    Turkey should have to be sincere with his own neighbours for his own interest like Russia, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan and Palestine.

    • gustavo

      ¿ sincere ? I do not know what are you talking about. Nop, this is not fantasyland, this is the earth.

      • Rob

        Earth cannot go with anybody to its graveyard but he become part of dust.

  • Sultan/Fuhrer, ErrDawg’s vizier believes the weapons given to SDF will be used against TAF? No snit, Sherlock. Ottoman armies are on the march in northern Syria. It’s what happens when you invade your neighbors. They shoot back….Duh

  • NotFound

    The attitude of Turkey against Tahrir al-Sham is clear.. Al-Qaeda is already designated as a terror group by Turkish state.. Al-Nusra was also designated as a terror group in 2013, much longer before the U.S. and the EU ever did it.. Tahrir al-Sham is also officially a terror group for Turkey..
    The circles that cannot handle the cooperation between Turkey, Russia and Iran launched the usual propaganda rhetoric once again.. Meanwhile, Turkey alone killed more Daesh militants than any Western country and the so-called anti-Daesh coalition of the U.S.

    On the other hand, it is not a secret that terrorist Pkk/Pyd/Ypg, not the “kurdish people” is also a target of this operation.. Cleaning Daesh, Tahrir al-Sham and Pkk/Pyd/Ypg from the region is the mission of the operation..

    In long term, the elimination of Pkk/Pyd serves both the interest of Syria and Iran, that is why Idlib operation made Syria and Turkey de-facto allies in that sense since Erdogan said last week that “we are in contact with the countries in the region, including Syria.. Because the U.S.-backed Pkk/Pyd is a threat to both security and territorial integrity of Syria and Iran..

    That is why, Afrin is important since removing Pkk/Pyd from there will end the hopes of U.S. and Israel to partition Syria with a terror corridor in the north to unite the so-called cantons.. While doing that, it is a common event that intelligence services unofficially talking to militant groups.. Every state does that.. How did the evacuation of militants from regions of Aleppo to Idlib happened? With hugs and kisses?
    In summary, everything goes as planned, which is part of Astana agreement.. After this point, it is a one way ticket and even Erdogan cannot pay the price of turning against Turkey’s partners in Astana and do business with the U.S. in Syria again..The absurd theories and propaganda rhetoric of trolls with no serious arguments will not change the geopolitical realities on the battlefield..

    The only country that supports Tahrir al-Sham and the rest of the “rebels” in Idlib today is the United States and Israel..

    • Icarus Tanović

      That’s right, only Israel and Saudis from the so called ‘region’ supports Al-Nusra, etc.
      They can change names as long as they want, but people already knows who is who and who is with whom, and that was US strategic plan to confuse people all over the world.
      What’s the difference between Al Zanki, Al Nusra or ISIS? First of all all of them are wahabies and believes in same shit known as ‘Occult book of Wahabie Hell’.
      What’s the difference?
      Huh? Ahm… NONE. https://media.giphy.com/media/isP4TLqhjm3zq/giphy.gif

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        • Icarus Tanović

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          • Icarus Tanović

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