On May 23, the Turkish Army deployed 30 armored vehicles at its observation posts in the town of Murak and the village of Midan Ghazal in the northern and northwestern Hama countryside, according to the Syrian pro-opposition news outlet Enab Baladi.
The source said that the units of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) group Faylaq al-Sham escorted the armored vehicles of the Turkish Army to the observation posts.
In a related development, the Ministry of Defense of Russia revealed on May 23 that Russian and Iranian forces had established seventeen observation posts from the northern Aleppo countryside to the northwestern Lattakia during the last few months.
The Russian MoD also confirmed that the Turkish Army had established twelve observation posts between the Afrin area and the northern Lattakia countryside since late 2017.
Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed on establishing these observation posts during the Astana talks in order to monitor the de-escalation zones in the governorates of Aleppo, Idlib, Hama and Lattakia.
Syrian opposition activists believe that the three countries will take more steps on the ground soon to reopen the Hama-Aleppo highway that pass through the opposition-held areas in Idlib governorate.