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Turkey Deploys Equipment In Syria’s Idlib To Repair M4 Highway

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Turkey Deploys Equipment In Syria’s Idlib To Repair M4 Highway

Turkish forces are seen in a convoy on a main highway between Damascus and Aleppo on August 29, 2018. (AFP)

The Turkish military is preparing to repair and fortify the M4 highway in Syria’s Greater Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on March 29.

According to the UK-based monitoring group, a convoy consisting of 15 vehicles, carrying engineering equipment and construction materials, has entered the northwestern region.

“Logistical preparations are being made to repair the road, remove the remnants of war and anything that could threats joint Russian-Turkish patrols in a short period that will not exceed the first half of this year,” the SOHR’s report reads.

On March 5, Russia and Turkey agreed to conduct joint patrols on the M4 highway, which links the port city of Lattakia with Aleppo city.

The highway is currently blocked by opposition supporters and radical militants that are working to sabotage the Russian-Turkish agreement. These “protesters” have already foiled two attempts by Russian and Turkish forces to patrol the highway.

After failing to open the M4 for Russian forces, Turkish forces conducted at least nine patrols along the highway on their own.

The SOHR’s report suggests that Turkey is willing to honor its agreement with Russia. However, Ankara’s recent military movements in Greater Idlib, including the deployment of air-defense systems and the formation of a commando force there, indicate that a new confrontation is the most likely outcome.


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Damien C

Really? Do tanks lay Tar-mac? Do air-defence systems mix concrete?

Boris Kazlov

This is SOHR disinfo

Porc Halal

After seeing the photograph I was thinking the same thing!

Xoli Xoli

Yes Damien their do in Erdogan technologies.Bomb sensor infested Tar mac roads just to coordinate with military equipment.

Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes

can a digger create a bunker in seconds for a new frontline? oh wait,, yeah it can can better laid roads improve logistical support to military equipment?

Willing Conscience (The Truths

Repairing the damaged highway or building a new section of it, well find out soon enough. The Turks are building up fortifications near Sarmin and Nayrab all of a sudden, gee I wonder why, is it because this is the most logical spot to build a new section of highway, mmm, it’s the best spot I can see on the map for a new highway extension. Building a highway extension between Sarmin and Nayrab and then deleting the highway that runs to Saraqib is what the Turks are planning to do, it’ll deny the SAA access to the M4 and allow the Turks and terrorists unfettered use of the M4, and I’ll eat my hat if they don’t do exactly that.

Xoli Xoli

I have no doubt in this comment.Thank you very much.Erdogan always put Putin in a relax mode.

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