Turkish Army To Enter Idlib Soon – Reports

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Turkish Army To Enter Idlib Soon - Reports

On October 6, Head of Liwa’ Muetasim’s political office Mustafa Sejari confirmed that the Turkish Army and groups of the Free Syrian Amy (FSA) will enter Syria’s Idlib governorate soon, according to a report of the Syrian opposition news website Enab Baladi.

Liwa’ Muetasim is a Turkish-backed FSA group. It’s a part of Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield force.

Sejari also hinted in a series of tweets that the Turkish Army and FSA groups will not only enter Idlib governorate, but will also fight Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) there. Sejari also attacked HTS, and called its current offensive in the northern Hama countryside a “service for the enemy”.

“Rescuing Idlib, and protecting its people is a Syrian interest. Turkey is a faithful ally in our war against terrorism, supporting our forces upon our request, we are joint by operation rooms and decisions,” Sejari said in a Tweet.

Meanwhile, Syrian opposition sources published a video of the Hamza Division units moving along the Syrian-Turkish border. In the video the fighters confirm that they are going to enter Idlib governorate with the Turkish Army. The Hamza Division is also one of the Turkish-backed FSA groups involved in Ankara’s Operation Euphrates Shield.

First Lieutenant Abdullah Halawa, a  military commander of the Hamza Division also confirmed to Enab Baladi that the Euphrates Shield force is going to enter Idlib governorate very soon.

Meanwhile, Ahmed Mowaffaq Zidan a well-known journalist of the Qatari al-Jazeera news TV channel also confirmed that the Turkish Army and FSA groups will enter Idlib governorate soon. However, Zidan claimed that Turkey agreed with HTS on its deployment in Idlib. In this case, there will be no clashes between the two sides.

Zidan claims are likely untrue, as HTS has announced many times that it is against any Turkish intervention in Idlib governorate. However, HTS might not attack Turkish forces right away like what ISIS did in the northern Aleppo countryside.

Opposition sources already claimed that 5 fighters of HTS were injured during clashes with FSA fighters in Kafr Takharim town near the Syrian-Turkish border in the northern Idlib countryside.

If confirmed, this could confirm that there is no deal between Turkey and HTS.

Some opposition activists claimed that the Turkish Army and FSA groups might enter Idlib governorate within the next few hours. Other sources speculated that the Turkish Army will enter after 2-4 days of preparations.

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  • Wtf am I reading?
    Why is Free Jihadist army given a free pass in Syria?
    They are terrorists!
    Is Assad not against it?
    Also, if these Free Jihadist army defeat HTS then what happens next?
    Will they leave Idlib?
    Will they give it to SAA or are they gonna fight SAA next?

    • Alan Foo Ho Kok

      Trying to carve up Syria…. But will not succeed as Assad’s alles are too powerful for the Turks.

      • Stephen Lambert

        Hope you are right.

        • Wahid Algiers

          Syria now and in general has three cards to play: Russia as an ally, the Turks against the Kurds and the Kurds against the Turks. The both latter cards surley have only one option. So time is needed to watch what happens.

        • Wahid Algiers

          Don’ t forget: Syria now and in general has three cards to play: Russia as an ally, the
          Turks against the Kurds and the Kurds against the Turks. The both
          latter cards surley have only one option. So time is needed to observe what will happen in Idleb.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            hahaha

      • jklahsd32 laksd13

        yeah, this was a deal between syria, russia, iran, and turkey i believe so no.
        assad would rather give up parts of syria so all the radical maniacs can go there and there will be less terror after the war.

    • χρηστος

      thats not the case….they need a private army to do the dirty job there against ISIS-hts. thats fsa. Turkey and Russia have made a deal to hit them in 2 directions. HTS will be history in a while. then they will sit on the negotiations table and see what happens next in free SYRia

    • Wahid Algiers

      At the present it is equal who plays in Idleb province which card. The
      Eastern Syria need all eyes, men and weapons to be freed or negotiations
      start with the kurdish mountain gypsies. After solving this problem
      Idleb will be the last to solve.

    • Wahid Algiers

      Syria now and in general has three cards to play: Russia as an ally, the
      Turks against the Kurds and the Kurds against the Turks. The both
      latter cards surley have only one option. So time is needed to watch what happens. Stay calm.

  • Serious Dude

    So the partition of Syria is near with a Turkey-backed state with Aleppo as its capital.

    • martin aguilar

      SERIOUS YOU ARE COMPLETELY CRAZY OR YOU ARE ZIONIST !

      • Serious Dude

        I am pro-Zionist, yes.

        • Wahid Algiers

          So what you are looking for? Sometimes a comment of you is correct but to support zionists isn’ t. I am not talking about jews or orthodox jews who hates jews and zionists.

          • Serious Dude

            I support Judaism and Zionism but I don’t like the cult called Sabateanism/Frankism.

        • Ronald

          Ah yes the man who loves his fellow Greeks on Cyprus , by bowing to those Zionists responsible for their Island half gone .

          • Serious Dude

            I don’t bow to Zionists, lol.

        • martin aguilar

          Zionists are fanatics, extreme right, cancer of humanity, thanks to siria Russia Iran they have been defeated in MEast, thanks God ! ( I´m atheist )

          • Serious Dude

            Russia is pro-Israel. And Zionists are not always right-wing. There is Labour Zionism, just saying.

          • martin aguilar

            Seriious you are crazy or drunk

      • Wahid Algiers

        Both.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          shut up, you islamofascist!

          • How is he a islamofascist?

          • Solomon Krupacek

            accordibg to his former comments. not under this article.

          • Why?
            What did he say?

          • Solomon Krupacek

            i will not seek for his comments, one of the latest, where is clear racist

            Wahid Algiers Serious Dude 10 hours ago
            Maybe some negroes will invent something to rescue the mankind?

          • Wahid Algiers

            I am no fascist and no islamist. I am european always on the the side of good arab countries.

          • Me too, bro
            I am just supporting the countries that are on the good side.

          • Wahid Algiers

            I am no fascist and no islamist. I am an european man who stands always on the the side of good arab countries. So you have to shut up. One questions: tell me only one invention of negroes? Nothing? so keep your mouth shut for ever.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            so, and you are, who tells, who is godd, isnt it? :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

            negroe is your real father. and tere are inventioms, but you are undereducated bull.

  • Rob

    It’s better for Turkey to keep themselves away from any terrorist organization funded and armed by America, NATO and Israel, for example Al-Qaeda, DAESH, SDF, PKK, FSA etc. Turkey can send their own army to Syria and Iraq like Iran that is not a problem.

    If Turkey government have good relations with their neighbours then borders between Turkey and surrounding countries will become insignificant. I mean the whole Middle East will become as a one country with multiple states.

    • χρηστος

      Turkey played the wrong cards from the start. sold weapons to fsa in exchange for cheap oil, treated wounded fighters in its hospitals, gave asylum to egyptian terrorists of the islamic brotherhood, Tried to become the ‘capital’ of a great islamic nation in the region by controlling all terrorist groups etc.huge mistake. terrorists arent in a good state of mind anyway. no it faces the creation of a Kurdish state ,a nightmare for Turkey.so Turkey decided to switch sides. instead of aiding all terrorists it has its own private terrorist group there FSA. Fsa will fight anyone. SDF, HTS, ISIS whatever. Or else they are doomed. So what we see now is the collaboration of Turkey-fsa and Russia-iran-iraq-syria to get ride of the nutcases (hts). in my opinion the deal is a huge victory of Russian diplomacy. instead of going to mini war with Turkey after the SU-22 incident Russia remained calm and manage to make Turkey see the right way……they will deal with FSA after the war….

      • Wahid Algiers

        Right. Well spoken. At the present it is equal who plays in Idleb province which card. The Eastern Syria need all eyes, men and weapons to be freed or negotiations start with the kurdish mountain gypsies. After solving this problem Idleb will be the last to solve. We all know, Russians military experts are like chess players and never do a mistake a second time.

        • χρηστος

          well apart from the support given in ammo, weapons etc from Russia i think that the military experts that are involved in the planning of operations in SYria is the most effective weapon. we are talking about masterminds here…..ok maybe they have done a couple of mistakes (palmyra is one) but in total their strategy is genious. As you said FSA is a force that can sit on the negotiation table, whereas hts is not. If HTS is out of the picture you make a dealwith fsa and no more fighting there.you cn redeploy troops to DEZ province. Turks are nothing without Russia so in the end….Russia ha the final word.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        turky is windvane, you as son of ellada should know this.

        • χρηστος

          i would not say that…..its just that it has an arrogant dictator that thinks he is allmighty and all he has done is to make enemies with everyone. israel ,EU, US, NATO, Egypt, SYRIA….so now she turns to Russia for help. we’ll see how this will go…..

      • Orcbuu

        Yeah, i still remember so many Idiots wanting to pressure Russia to go to war with Turkey for the SU-22 incident(natos work), well the old saying still goes: Better make your enemys your friends i guess. And the Whole years after the incident what has happened in turkey alone WOW that was some fucked up shit pulled out from NATO there and Erdogan taking the full power over it so no more Fyling gunning Russian jets i hope if not from NATO spys doing there shit show again.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          turkey is still enemy of russia

        • χρηστος

          i have some objections …first of all it was Turkey that tried to push NATO to a war with Russia as it was at that tie that its strategy to destroy syria and president Assad was turning to a complete failure. Turkey has aided terrorist groups in exchange of cheap oil. Turkey wanted to play the role of ‘all arab leader’ a sultan in the M.East area. supported the islamic brotherhood in egypt as well….it didnt turm up well too. relations with ISrael have deteriorated for that same goal. a message to Arabs in m.east. Israel is our enemy (everyone agrees on that) and im the mother of all Arab population. NATO turned its back on Turkey denying any help. Just oved Partiot missiles to ‘defend’ Turkey. the military attempt to take control and overthrow the government was a parody. yes it fooled media, especially the turkish people, all the world but still a parody. many analysts imply that it might have been organized by MIT (Turkish secret service) so as erdogan could get ride of all elements in the army and state not loyal to him easily…which he did…..even public servants are fired everyday because they are not loyal to him…..so the real dictator is Erdi not the ones that tried to overthrow him…..trust me US is a master of planning such thinkgs….cia has ovrthrown 1000s of governments all over the world…if they wanted him out…..

    • jklahsd32 laksd13

      Middle east was pretty damn peacfull under muslim/ottoman/turkish rule until the infidel british and french dogs on purpose made it so there is a problem here. I mean why start problems between jews and arabs? they never wanted peace here.

      • Rob

        To be honest I am not against Arab Muslims and Arab Jews but I am against fake Jews and Fake Arab Muslims that killing peaceful Arab Jews and Arab Muslims and Christians. They have not created them but God have created them whether they are Jew or Muslim or Christian. Therefore, they have no right to torture or kill them.