On May 16, a convoy of the Turkish Army, consisting of dozens of armored vehicles, bulldozers and trucks, entered the town of Eshtabraq near the city of Jisr al-Shughur in the northwestern Idlib countryside, according to Syrian pro-opposition news outlet Enab Baladi.
Enab Baladi confirmed that the mission of the Turkish Army convoy is to establish its last observation post in Eshtabraq in order to monitor the de-escalation zone in the northwestern Idlib countryside.
The Turkish Army conducted a reconnaissance mission in the northwestern Idlib countryside and the northern Lattakia countryside on May 11, as a part of its preparations to establish its last observation post in Eshtabraq town.
Two days earlier, the Turkish Anadolu Agency reported that the Turkish Army established an observation post in the village of Zawiya to monitor the de-escalation zone in the northwestern Hama countryside.
By establishing the last two observation posts in the town of Eshtabraq and the village of Zawiya, Turkey fulfilled all the commitments it had made during the Astana talks. Observers expect that Russia will follow on soon and establish a series of similar observation posts in the government-held areas in the southwestern Aleppo countryside and the northwestern Hama countryside.