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SEPTEMBER 2020

Syrian Army, Turkish Forces Exchanged Artillery Fire In Southern Idlib

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On August 9, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) exchanged artillery fire with Turkish forces in the northwestern region of Greater Idlib.

The SAA artillery pounded positions of Turkish-backed militants in the towns of Kansafra, al-Bara and Almaouzrah in the al-Zawiya Mount in the southern Idlib countryside. The army also destroyed a vehicle near the town of Tadil in the western countryside of Aleppo with an anti-tank guided missile.

The Turkish military and its proxies responded within a few hours by shelling positions of the SAA on the frontline with the al-Zawiya Mount. No losses were reported as a result of the Turkish shelling.

Syrian Army, Turkish Forces Exchanged Artillery Fire In Southern Idlib

Click to see full-size map. Source: (@Suriyakmaps) on Twitter, Via Google Maps – TerraMetrics

Two days ago, the Turkish military carried out similar artillery strikes on SAA positions in the city of Ma`arat al-Nu`man in southern Idlib.

According to a recent report, the Turkish military and its proxies are bracing for a possible attack by the SAA on the al-Zawiya Mount. Large reinforcements are deployed in the region, that overlooks the Lattakia-Aleppo highway, the M4.

The recent Turkish strikes are clearly meant to deter the SAA and its allies. These aggressive acts are only encouraging the remaining terrorists in Greater Idlib.

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