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Turkey Merged Its Observation Posts In Idlb With Terrorist Bases: Russian Military

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Turkey Merged Its Observation Posts In Idlb With Terrorist Bases: Russian Military

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Syrian government forces have pushed Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorists back from the M5 highway and Aleppo city, a spokesman for the Russian Defence Ministry Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on March 4.

Maj. Gen. Konashenkov recalled that the Ankara main responsibility in the framework of the 2018 Sochi agreements was the separation of terrorists from moderate rebels, and the withdrawal of terrorists and heavy weapons out of the 15-20km demilitarized zone.

He added that Turkish observation posts were merged with terrorist bases and attacks on settlements in the government-held area as well as Hmeimim airbase became regular. So, in Februarty 2020, he said, Syrian government forces had to contribute own efforts to turn the Sochi deal into reality.

The spokesperson noted that now, 18 months since the signing of the agreement, internationally-recognized terrorist groups Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the Turkestan Islamic Party and Horas al-Din were pushed back to the north, the border with Turkey.

Maj. Gen. Konashenkov noted that West continues to ignore the deployment of Turkish Greater Idlib in violation of international law.

“No one in the West notices the actions of the Turkish side, which, in violation of international law, has deployed a strike force the size of a mechanised division to Syria’s Idlib in order to ‘enforce the Sochi agreements at any cost'”, Konashenkov said in a statement.

He noted that public threats to destroy all units of the Syrian government forces and return the M5 highway to terrorist control are viewed by the United States and Europe as “Ankara’s legitimate right to defence”.

Konashenkov emphasized that the Syrian government has been unfairly accused by the West of alleged “war crimes”, “humanitarian catastrophe”, and “flows of millions of refugees” in Idlib.

“Amid the total cynicism and the West’s fake concerns over the humanitarian situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone, only the Russian centre for reconciliation of the opposing sides and the legitimate Syrian government deliver to the liberated areas all the needed assistance for local residents daily”, Konashenkov said.

“Syrians, tormented by terrorists, were not even aware of the existence of numerous pseudo-protectors in Europe and the United States, and of the prodigal humanitarian assistance, which was allegedly delivered over the past years.”

Maj. Gen. Konashenkov also recalled that ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdady was found and eliminated by the US military on the border with Turkey, among supposedly “moderate” rebels.

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  • Wegan

    It’s totally legit to strike these “observation posts” now as they are being used for what they’re supposed to.
    Also, if Turkey starts attacking the Syrian government troops. They should rightfully considered enemy combatant.

    Syria should give them the opportunity to surrender and become prisoners of war (POW). Non compliance should result in an attack against them to defend your land.

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      Strike and we strike all russian bases in Syria. Who can stop TAF in this region. Omg you guys are living in dream. Our army is strong enough here. 2 3 russian base and crap syrian army cant stop us. We can blow all of them. Is that what you want? Do u want die or live?

      • “We can blow all of them”

        Spoken like a greased-up Turkler.

        Syrians do not want Turkiye, a state which exists primarily to ensure the cultural codification of sodomy.

        • Lelouch Vi Britannia

          Which part of syrians? Majority of syrians are sunni. They all support us. Only shia ones support esad. They are just %17. But cuz of you sunni ones migrated to turkey and other countries. Also thousands died.
          There is no country named Syria anymore. Its russian puppet

      • Simplekindof Man

        You can “blow” as many as you like,it’s up to you.
        I’d stand in line but I’m not into guys.sorry.

      • Lone Ranger

        One nuke on Ankara and turkey is gone ;)

      • Tudor Miron

        Little rat :) You tried 16 times and every time your ass was badly kicked. But you’re so dumb than you’re unable to learn :) If you could do something serious against Russian bases that you would long time do it. But you know well that your country will be wiped off the face of this planet. That’s why you imbecile president is flying to Moscow to beg.
        What kind of cockroach you are? Erdo’s a$$ was saved when US instigated coup against him. You were giving natural gas, AD systems, nuclear power station – to show you that leaving is peace and mutual respect is way better than war which you always loose. But you keep barking. You can’t understand that we don’t enjoy beating an imbecile. We realize that this is a head illness and we don’t touch you till you leave us no choice. But you insist…
        How does it feel that Turkish soldiers die defending internationally recognised terrorists? How does it feel serving as cannon fodder on behalf of west against Russia for hundreds of years?

        • yep

          Beating an imbecile is hard but necessary work
          Specially kicking in the head in hope that tiny imbecil’s brain will start to work !
          Talking some sense into imbecile without smashing his head against pavement is waste of time.

        • Lelouch Vi Britannia

          First of all esad represents only 17% of Syria. Syrians hate him. You call all opposition as terrorist. You are sick. Red army was rebel too then call it terrorist.
          Turkey defeated US coup. We are fighting with USA too dont worry. We not dog of anyone.
          Russia Turkey relationship is mutual yes. Russia needs Turkey. Russia is not so powerful as you fanboi blayts thinking. You 2019 military budget was 75b , 2020 is 48b. You dont have enough money to build a big army. You cant involve a big fight. You are already in trouble bec of Crimea. Your economy sucks. Your little bases in Syria are unprotected against us. You cant produce new planes,s400 fastly if we destroy them.
          You can be sure that our army can easily destroy whole Russian presence in Syria. It would cost a war and both side would loose. So dont be stupid. Be a clever boy and let us handle esad. He should be clever boy too.
          Whole world if making embargo on you. We are one of few country who makes trade with you. Dont think urself so special. We dont take any critic thing from you. Our only benefit from russia is selling civil engineering and tourism

          • Tudor Miron

            Is this a Turk who’s talking about economy sucks? :D Is this you Obama?
            Regarding budget – we spend way less but we have way more for our money and facts on the ground show it.
            Your army could not regain territories that SAA liberated from your terrorist scum. That’s with all that (confirmed by Turkish mod) losses. That’s the hard fact. Now Erdogan is flying to Moscow to beg for ceasefire.
            Little rat. We wiped the floor with your a$$ for 16 times in history. You still didn’t learn. But now times changed. This time if there’s an open war and you try to destroy our bases than yes, Russia will loose some but Turkey will simply cease to exist. That simple. You’re like a little dog barking at the lion. Not even funny.
            Again, we’re giving you natural gas, we’re building you nuclear power plant, giving you S-400 – all this for credit because you don’t have money for one time payment. And you’re telling me stories about economy???
            Get lost rat.

      • Concrete Mike

        Easy there Ledouche, no one is threatening turkish state hood, were just a little pissed off because your protecting jabhat al nusrah, a worldwide recognized terrorist organization.

        STOP PROTECTING AL NUSRAH, otherwise civil war in Turkey.

        Its that simple you fascist pig!

    • Lazy Gamer

      Getting them to pack up and leave is the better option. The strike or POW might be cause for article 5 since some of the posts were based on intl agreements.

      • Tudor Miron

        You should not be that lazy in your thinking.

      • yep

        How are the POW in the case of war “cause for article 5”?!?

        That is totally new interpretation of article 5 I have never heard of.

      • Lonesome Cowboy Burt

        According to Washington & their Zionist overlords, anything and everything can be considered “cause for (to evoke) article 5”. As they’ve been chomping at the bit to unleash their military on Syria, particularly Damascus, Syrian gov, pres. Assad. They don’t care about treaties or agreements, or the like. They would use any excuse to evoke that stupid article 5. They don’t give a damn anymore what anyone thinks. Gone complete batshit crazy. Yet, not crazy enough to directly engage the Russians, who are spread out all throughout Syria.

      • Wegan

        No, Article 5 applies only if you are attacked in your homeland. not when invading someone else in his country. That would make NATO instead of a military alliance to an organized crime syndicate.

        • yep

          They are crime syndicate

  • Turkler soldiers and terroristlers: one and the same thing.

    If Erdo wants to use his soldiers as grease-shields for Al Qaeda, than it seems that Rusland and Souria have little choice but to strike them all without discrimination.

    • David Price

      All Turkish observation posts now well on the fringes of Idlib have been left to the mercy of the resistance, it’s important to not target these bases for any revenge as it would be what Erdogan would want.
      They should be used to demand Turkey withdraw its support for Terrorist groups and a full Turk withdrawal from Idlib.

      • yep

        They are perfect hostages in the case of all out war.
        Syria doesn’t need anything better …So they should be left alone as hostages….

  • Daniel Martin

    Open season on the Turks in other words …

  • cactus

    if russia wants to stay neutral with turkey in syria (like israel) so be it …just give your allies the modernised weapons they need to combat the turks …syrians are very capable to deal with turks and saraqib shows it …with some extra russian toys they can make a huge difference

    • yep

      Why you people never mention Iran when it comes to “giving weapons”?
      Iran produces plenty of anti-aircraft missiles including latest “Bavar” and Syria needs to improve more their air defenses. Also ground to ground missiles
      Why is Iran never giving anything for free? Why Russia all the time?

      • Concrete Mike

        Russia still has massive inventory left over from the soviet era.

        Much cheaper that way bud, plus israel wont attack russian ships:)

        • yep

          Mike seriously

          Soviet ammunition is destroyed already some time ago for safety reasons.

          I doubt that Syria has paid anything of what they have received from Russia in all these years
          That goes for tons and tons of ammunition of all calibers (it is 10 year war they can’t shoot forever from depot reserves )
          The tanks that they need are in Russian reserve and more modern are used by Russian army
          It is not that Russia doesn’t need them at all.
          I would be happy if that is the only true problem and that only Russia has answer to that problem.
          But I doubt that

      • Chris P

        They are. But Airplanes and Anti aircraft is another story. That involves Israel.

        • yep

          ?
          What ? Iran is afraid of Israel to deliver AA missile systems to Assad?

      • Wayne Nicholson

        Don’t kid yourself. Russia doesn’t give weapons away for free. There is a cost for them. Back in the Soviet days when they were ideologically driven they used to do that but not today. Even then there were costs …. maybe not in hard currency but there were costs.

        • yep

          Again I doubt very much that they are paid even if they are not totally free.
          They are not paid by money simply because Syria is country practically without income and with expenses only so they can’t afford to buy weapons when they need money to run the country, hospitals, army buy food, grain, etc.

          So it might be some kind of barter of letters of engagements, promises of opening new oil, gas fields for Russian companies or what not but not money.
          I don’t see why China would not also try to make some contribution since they don’t help with the war efforts anyways.

          • Wayne Nicholson

            “They are not paid by money simply because Syria is country practically without income and with expenses only so they can’t afford to buy weapons when they need money to run the country, hospitals, army buy food, grain, etc.”

            Debt …. same as lend-lease during WW2. What happens to that debt after the war remains to be seen.

            “I don’t see why China would not also try to make some contribution since they don’t help with the war efforts anyways.”

            We don’t know what China is actually doing …. they may be the ones keeping Assad afloat and paying for Russian weapons behind the scenes. That would keep them looking neutral in the mainstream. They have an interest in Syria re BRI …. they don’t seem to ever get directly involved in other peoples wars.

          • yep

            You might be right about China keeping Assad afloat since it is mystery where is he getting his money from?!
            Since they don’t control the richest oil and gas fields for quite wile already.
            Yeah I know…department for “wars” is Russia and China is active only when it comes to economy.

        • John Brown

          Wrong Russia has tens of thousands of tanks, missiles etc., moth ball storage .

          Its basically free as it is use it or it will rust.

          • Wayne Nicholson

            Just because it’s in storage doesn’t mean it’s free or doesn’t cost the Russians anything. Vehicles in storage have to be thoroughly checked over and brought up to operational condition ….. you gotta make sure it runs and the gun can actually fire. Then it has to be shipped …. which ain’t cheap.

            Aside from that, what makes you think that Russians would give weapons away for free regardless of whether they are in storage or not? If you had a car in a garage would you just give it away? These are state assets …. even if they’ve depreciated them to scrap there is still market value in them.

          • yep

            Those tanks are stored in reserve (to be used in case of war) to last long not to “rust”

    • seawolf

      … and why Russia doesn’t do that?

  • Simplekindof Man

    Putin’s patience game seems to be going well-at least for the part that he exposed and managed basically isolate turkey so far.time tells.

  • Lupus

    Time for the Turk terrorists in their ops to observe the flying incoming granades

  • Lone Ranger

    Turkisis is crying and raging ;)

  • Lone Ranger

    Next stop Idlib city ;)

  • Lone Ranger

    Glory to the SAA.

  • Lone Ranger

    Hasbarats will cry and rage ;)

    • cactus

      saa is gaining turkroaches are draining !!!

      • Lone Ranger

        Indeed ;)

  • Lone Ranger

    Free Tampax for hasbarats here…👻

  • cactus

    it seems the drone strikes are like mosquito bites …SAA still gaining …afes is recaptured next will be neyrab to give the final ko to erdocunt before his meeting tomorrow with putin

    https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1235223175002312704?s=20

  • shylockracy

    Hopefully Putin shows this RuMoD report tomorrow to Erdogoon and denies any concessions to Turd-key/ISIS/al-Qaeda

    • Lazy Gamer

      He should demand the removal or the repositioning of the OPs.

  • Snowbird_in_AZ
  • yep

    RUSSIAN MOD: Turkey has Broken Sochi Agreement, Supports Terrorism in Syria
    The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that the Turkish regime clearly
    violates Sochi Agreement reached with the Russian side, and continues to
    support and arm terrorist organizations in Idleb, noting that the
    Western allegations and accusations against the Syrian government are
    false.
    Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman Igor Konashenkov:
    “Western countries and the United Nations never care for the grave
    violations of Sochi Memorandum of 2018 regarding Idleb which have been
    committed by Turkey and the terrorist groups there which are represented
    in the increasing shelling of the neighboring Syrian regions and the
    Russian Hmeimim base and in strengthening the control of terrorists from
    the so-called (Hayat Tahrir al-Sham), Turkistani Party and Horas al-Din
    on the region.”
    https://www.fort-russ.com/2020/03/russian-mod-turkey-has-broken-sochi-agreement-supports-terrorism-in-syria/

  • Tim Williams

    another RAT attack fails … this one North West of ALEPPO CITY

    https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1235232899726790657

  • Tim Williams

    TURKS on the rampage against anyone perceived to be of SYRIAN descent

    https://twitter.com/LNA2019M/status/1235177856654872578

    • yep

      True Muslim “brothers” …no wonder Erdogan is boss of Muslim “brotherhood”

    • Concrete Mike

      Fascists being fascists.

      Does a bear crap in the woods?? :))))

      • Hyper19

        Maybe the people are tired of the dirty coward uncivilized syrian “refugees”(most of them are men anyway) who come here hanging on every woman, even taking pictures of every woman they see on the streets and on the beaches, attacking and stabbing locals.
        They have no manner, no respect, no nothing they’re animals.

        • Hyper19

          They also recieve free education and healthcare even housing on our taxes.

      • yep

        Russian bear crap only in Turkey :)

  • Hanny Benny

    turkey = REAL ISIS !!! (500 years of devsirme childabduction)

    turkey HAS TO GET SHATTERED 4 PEACE !!!

    • Tim Williams

      at least 3 separate countries

  • Tim Williams

    New buffer zone coming …

    https://twitter.com/RojavaNetwork/status/1235210430848659456

    This is the map PUTIN will present to the madman tomorrow

    https://twitter.com/LNA2019M/status/1235220914226302977/photo/2

    • yep

      On both sides of the border?
      Anything more specific? 15 km on Turk side + 15km on Syrian side?
      Is that it?

      • Tim Williams

        15 km on the TURK side

        • yep

          GREAT !!!
          And who? UN forces or “mixed patrols”?

          • Tim Williams

            we’ll see after tomorrow … ERDO will never accept this …

          • Boxman

            Erdogan has no reason to accept such a humiliation, not at this point while he’s still riding high on the initial successes of Turkish arms, notwithstanding the poor performance of his terrorist army on the ground.

            A more realistic compromise would be a buffer zone carved out of Idlib or the Kurdish zones. Why not both? Create 3 refugee zones. One along the Turkish border in Idlib, another zone in Afrin, and another in the NE Kurdish territory already occupied by Turkey. Push all the “refugees” into these zones and then fortify the new borders like Isreal has fortified its own borders with Palestine (airtight security).

          • Tim Williams

            ERDO will get nothing except 3 or 4 quick judo chops and kick in the balls from PUTIN

  • Tim Williams
  • cactus

    breaking: Saa captured afes ….sadly sheikh aqil was captured by terrorists in west aleppo country side

    • Tim Williams

      FALSE … rats were beaten back at SHEIKH AQIL … it failed

      https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1235232899726790657

    • Legis Legis Juscius

      well its still unconfirmed about sheikh akil, there are reports fighting still ongoing

    • Saquib raza

      No problem it will be back by night. Iran forces will lead the attack

    • Saquib raza

      Russians have started bombing Aleppo to clear the area taken by terrorist

  • Tim Williams
    • Saquib raza

      What is the status of the terrorist attack on Aleppo?

      • Tim Williams

        it failed

  • Tim Williams

    battle map from earlier today … ended in complete failure for the rats …

    https://twitter.com/GeromanAT/status/1235227759150059520/photo/1

  • Tim Williams
  • nyomarek

    Rabid-dog Erdogander at his meeting with President Putin:
    – Greetings Vladimir! So you can see how the filthy Syrians are trying to murder my Heroic Turkish Army defending Turkish National Security Interests near our Turkish border, just a little bit inside Syria!
    President Putin:
    – Listen to me carefully you demented, filthy piece of turd: You have violated the territory of a sovereign country then tasked your roach Son to lead the Oil Stealing Mafia from Syria into Turkey. You have merged with terrorists. You have been actively helping terrorists. You have committed multiple War Crimes. I’m now organizing a UN War Tribunal called Nuremberg Trials II, where – just as Nazi generals – you and all your government, including the officers in your army will answer for your many War Crimes, you filthy piece of satanic Turd!!!!

  • Tim Williams

    the reports of the rats seizing a community are false … it was TURK propaganda

    https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1235246778133417986

  • Tim Williams
  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲
    • Simplekindof Man

      The tomato police actually loaded his gun on front of a child and then shoved in a guys back.maggots.

  • Jim Bim

    When will Russia learn, it can not make agreements with gangsters, terrorists and war criminals.
    The agreement with Turkey was beyond naive, especially when the agreement after a year still was not fulfill
    and the terrorist attacks occurred daily.
    you cannot go into the ring and fight with gentleman rules, when your opponent is a street fighter with dirty tricks and the referee is corrupt and paid off.

    • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

      The USA just yesterday (or the day before) made an agreement with the Taliban…
      Just saying.

      • Jim Bim

        yea that hold 2 days.
        The US who breaks every agreement and treaty, bombed the Taliban today

        • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

          I know. So can Russia, bomb turk-isis.

          • Jim Bim

            you, know.
            your previos response/ argument is BS.
            Just saying

          • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

            tststs…ok, let me break it down to coppers for you.
            You said Russia should not make agreements with terrorists.

            What I am saying is : WHY THE FAK NOT?
            Giving the example of the USA that just made an agreement with the other terrorists the Taliban, and as you pointed out too then they bombed them the next day.
            And I am saying Russia can do the same to the turk-isis terrorists.

            WHAT IS IT THAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND ?

          • yep

            He can’t understand himself above all.
            And right after that, he doesn’t understand why people can’t understand him.

    • Dawn

      And you have started watching Syria when? Yesterday?

  • <>

    And Ruskis allowed IRGC and Hezbollah in SAA bases, so? crying about Turkey but doing the same vs Israel.

    • verner

      israel or the illegal settlement called israel needs to be eliminated and if the end result is six feet under for the thieving and lying and murdering jews, so be it.

    • rightiswrong rightiswrong

      Syria allowed that, you Jewhadi p rick.

      They are the legitimate sovereign government of Syria.

      Unlike your European immigrant infested stolen territory.

  • Porc Halal

    Kill’em all!..

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    I didn’t know they weren’t merged already.

  • lovethemapples

    True or not, this means intention to hit Turkish forces directly by Russian air force. Quiet dangerous escalation if they start confrontation directly.

    • Doom Sternz

      Not sure what you mean, Turkey has already escalated and confronted Russia directly. So if Russia hits back that’s aggression and a dangerous escalation?

      Turkey (NATO) will be destroyed in this war. Do the Turkish people understand what Erdogan has done? When thousands of Turkish soldiers go home in body bags what will the Turks do then? Beg for greater NATO assistance, beg to start WW3?

      Turkey is Sacrificing their Own Troops To Protect Al-Qaeda, the Turkish people must be so proud. Will you fight shoulder to shoulder with Al Qaeda and the Turks? Is there a more despicable race than the Turks?

      Erdogan must go before the Hague for his crimes against humanity.
      Trump must go before the Hague for his crimes against humanity.
      Poroshenko must go before the Hague for his crimes against humanity.
      Obama must go before the Hague for his crimes against humanity.
      Bush must go before the Hague for his crimes against humanity.
      Clinton must go before the Hague for his crimes against humanity.
      Reagan must go before the Hague for his crimes against humanity.

      Have i missed anyone?

      • lovethemapples

        I don’t recall Turkey hitting Russian forces directly. But still indeed Turkish involvement in Syria is illegal from the international law point of view.
        But I don’t think the outcome will be the way you mentioned.
        -The thing is Syria is far from Russia and any ship that should go there has to cross through turkish territory and can be blocked in case of war, according to Montreux Convention 1936.
        -Syria is just next door to Turkey and in case of more quantitative involvement of Turkish military along with the air support, don’t think there will be much on their way, the balance of power on the ground is simply too different (on paper at least)
        -Russian forces are made of Military Police, Special Forces, Private contractors and air force, and the numbers are not that great for defense from full invasion. And logistical problems with supplying them is another headache, pending flight over Iraqi territory that has Turkish bases present.
        -Turkey obviously cannot attack Russian mainland, which is consequential with potential nuclear retaliation according to Russian military doctrine. (don’t have much to attack with anyways)
        -Russia cannot attack Turkish mainland, which is consequential with NATO collective defense article, and retaliation. (note: the article is mandatory for all members).
        I do understand that many people specially on this platform are very emotional about this topic. But I also feel it is important to evaluate thing with reason, factual knowledge, and unbiased approach. Note I am not saying Turkey is right to be in Syrian territory, no sane person would say it is legal. But conflicts in 21st century are not anymore about right or wrong, it is about can and cannot.

        • Doom Sternz

          The outcome is already the way i mentioned. Start paying attention to Russian press releases. Turkey is in way over its head and Erdogan appears to be wanting NATO assistance and the start of WW3.

          • lovethemapples

            ok

          • Doom Sternz

            After the Moscow meeting it appears that Erdogan has had to back down. However i doubt that Erdogan has given up on Idlib.