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Turkey Deployed Reinforcements In Greater Idlib To Obstacle Upcoming Syrian Army Operation: SANA

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Turkey Deployed Reinforcements In Greater Idlib To Obstacle Upcoming Syrian Army Operation: SANA

Turkish army vehicles and military personnel are seen near the Turkish-Syrian border on October 12, 2019. IMAGE: Reuters / Murad Sezer

Turkey has been deploying military reinforcements in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib since the start of October in order to obstacle any ground operations by the Syrian Arab Army, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on October 9.

The Turkish military maintains more than 60 positions in Greater Idlib, which is controlled by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

“Since the start of this month, Turkish occupation forces have deployed dozens of battle tanks and armored personnel carriers to support terrorist groups in the al-Zawiya mount in the southern countryside of Idlib and other areas of the western countryside of Aleppo and improve their ability to obstacle the advance of SAA units when they begin their operations to liberate the city of Idlib and the remaining areas occupied by these groups,” the SANA’s report reads.

The state-run agency’s report indicates that the SAA and its allies are indeed preparing to launch a ground operation in Greater Idlib soon.

The ceasefire in Greater Idlib, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey last year, appears to be on the brink of collapse. HTS and its allies launch attacks from the region on a daily basis. In the morning of October 9, the militants shelled a government-held town in the northwestern Hama countryside. An elderly civilian man was wounded.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan failed to reach a new agreement on Greater Idlib during a recent meeting in the Russian resort city of Sochi.

Turkey appears to be determined to stop any ground operations by the SAA and its allies in Greater Idlib. This will most likely lead to a dangerous military confrontation in the region, similar to the one that took place in 2020. Dozens of Syrian and Turkish service members were killed back then.


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The longer they wait, the harder it’s gonna get. Pull the trigger already.


This ‘imminent SAA offensive’ is taking forever… I doubt they are going to attack, just bluffing. Pity, there can’t be peace in Syria until terrorists from Idlib are completely destroyed.


Turkey shows determination… meanwhile what does Russia show? Nothing much right now… Hopefully that changes but if not then that looks very bad on Russia as a partner. Russia being weak further reinforces the belief that it’s much safer to be America’s quisling then to be an independent country since independent countries don’t have much international support to rely on.

Chris Gr

It is not that simple. Half a century ago, most Turks and Syrians were secular. Now this is not the case. Islamism is rapidly rising in Turkey and Syria, the most secular states in the Muslim world.

Icarus Tanović

Hey member of turkic tribe known as greeks, kebab exterminator, how is you ezzhole?

Last edited 8 months ago by Icarus Tanović

he’s a punjabi wahabbi dalit…….now we know…..

Chris Gr

No but you are. I am very white.


no yous a hendu-pak dalit.


oh hi slave

Chris Gr

Hafiz al Assad supported Serbia against you.


Islamism is not rising in Syria…..islamists are immediately killed by Iran before they can lay their cockroach egg cases here and there…..Iran snuffs them out quickly…..sorry for your muzlim bruddahood dreams not coming true because of Iran.

Last edited 8 months ago by Ahson
Chris Gr

Iran is ruled by Muslim Brotherhood.


Sure…….if you as a punjabi dalit believe so. Iran’s actions speak otherwise.

Last edited 8 months ago by Ahson
Chris Gr

Khomeini translated the works of Sayyid Qutb.


What ceasefire,?i must have missed it.

Icarus Tanović

Do you live inder the stone?

Lance Ripplinger

The SAA will teke the M4 highway, regardless of Turkey. It is inevitable, at this point.


Laughable comments by certain idiots here on SF. In a war of attrition where Syria has air, land & sea superiority, they only need to sit back and counter attack any move by hts swine or their turkish idiot controllers.

The same will apply to kurdish militant clowns. They will be ground to dust. This is not a video game for imbecile snowflakes who drank too many litres of energy drinks.

The reconciliation process is working and will continue to succeed as more people realize they are fighting for nothing. The future belongs to the Bashar al-Assad government.

Chris Gr

First imbecile is Icarus Tanovic, second is you.

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