The Turkish military has been training groups of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) since the announcement of the end of Operation “Euphrates Shield” in March 2017, according to the Turkish pro-government “Anadolu Agency” media outlet.
According to the Turkish military source, the Turkish Army has established training camps in the border area in northern Syria.
FSA elements conduct comprehensive military training, including physical training and training to use various types of weapons.
“A new Free Syrian Army is being born there, and its new capabilities will emerge after training, in possible operations (in Syria),” said one Turkish official in the training area.
The Al-Qaeda-linked Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), one of the strongest forces in Idlib city, accused Turkey of planning to launch a military operation against it in order to occupy the Idlib province.
Some experts believe that Turkish forces may enter Idlib only in the event of reaching an agreement with HTS or if Turkey is able to establish a large force from the FSA loyal to it and capable of fighting the HTS.