The Syrian Army is developing its operation against terrorist groups in the southeastern part of Idlib province. Since the morning of February 4, government forces have liberated the villages of Balisah, Tal Aghar, Abandoned Air Defense base, Jadida Tal Khatra, Mushrifa, Mredikh and Tall Mredik.
Meanwhile, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan claimed that Turkey will not allow the Syrian Army to gain territory in the province of Idlib. Speaking on a flight back from Ukraine, Erdogan reported said that there was no need to be in “serious contradiction” with Russia over developments in Syria for now. He noted that Ankara and Moscow will sit down to talk about the issue “without anger”. He also said he may call Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 4.
“We do not intend to enter into serious conflict with Russia at this stage. We have strategic projects, such as TurkStream and the Akkuyu power plant and we will not abandon the S-400 air defense system…. We will discuss everything. I may call Putin on Tuesday”, Erdogan said, as quoted by the Sabah news outlet.
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