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Turkish Army Establishes New “Observation Post” Near Syria’s Saraqib


The Turkish military has established a second observation post in the vicinity of the city of Saraqib in the southeastern countryside of Syria’s Idlib, Enab Baladi, a pro-opposition outlet, reported on January 31.

A large convoy of the Turkish military, consisting of dozens of armored vehicles, trucks and even battle tanks, arrived in Saraqib a few days ago. Back then, Turkish forces established an observation post in the grain silos, southwest of Saraqib.

According to Enab Baladi, the second post was established late on January 30 north of Saraqib, near the strategic M5 highway.

Turkish Army Establishes New “Observation Post” Near Syria’s Saraqib

Click to see full-size map. Source: (@Suriyakmaps) on Twitter.

Opposition activists also claimed that the Turkish military has blocked the road to the city. However, militants denied this, revealing that the road was blocked by them.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is currently advancing towards Saraqib. The city is the main target of the army’s large-scale military operation in the southeastern Idlib countryside.

It remains unclear if the new Turkish observation posts were established in coordination with Russia. However, the purpose of the posts is apparent. Turkey seeks to stop the Syrian Army advance on Saraqib.

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  • Avraham Goodman ✡✡✡✡✡✡

    ironically it seem that turkey of all nation is only one trying to protect idlib freedom fighter and civilians from certain deatha adn destrution. Now US must declare the long await red zone non fly zone to shoot down all the russian planes. obama red line was joke now hold world laugh at him! no world laugh at Trump because he is most powerful man on planet of superpower nation usa, meanwhile everyone laugh and make fun of russia no take them seriously since they are third rate regional power at best!

    • Selbstdenker

      Is it again idiot hour, that you where allowed to post such nonsense?

      • FlorianGeyer

        There is no greater idiot than an Israeli idiot like ,Avraham :)

        • Jens Holm

          Harming Israel like him makes him to a propaganda made non isrealian. If people in Israel was like him, they would not be there.

          It also raise the moral of the enemies of Israel thinking they are something compared to him.

          It seemes he has a job:)

    • JoeAlpha

      Oh no! Private Avraham Shlomoman, one of Israel’s elite troops, is ready for battle! Now we must be trembling in our goyims boots. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0b38545bde68869cef85ab4349b78b597bc62cdbe5ee6a206acb1c6d1fdf7f68.jpg

      • Jens Holm

        I would like to see a picture, when he dont smile.

    • Jakke1899

      Look “little Avi”, or should I say Jacob, (we all know it’s you!),
      When grown ups are talking, little boys like you need to be silent!
      Out of pure decency, I will give you a piece of sound advice: buy a pair of walking shoes, get a dog out the shelter and take long walks in the forest or the beach, somewhere in a nature setting.
      I promise you you’ll feel a lot better and become a better person, so you can make some constructive contributions to this forum, instead the usual diarrhoea…

      Sincerely yours, Jakke.

      (PS. Don’t end your reply with “You, antisemite!” ,it has lost all value.)

    • Jens Holm

      The Obama red line was no joke, beacuse Russians came in too.

      Trump might be the the most powerfull Leader of the world. I do wonder how they can elect such a stupid person to that job.

      But it ceratinly is not because of a small and dirty little corner of the world insisting in no change.

    • northerntruthseeker .

      Seriously??? This is one of THE most stupid and arrogant comments that I have seen in a while..

      You sir are either the dumbest person alive today or just another JIDF/Hasbara agent of ignorance and stupidity…. I figure that you are a bit of both!

      • goingbrokes

        It’s an easy formula – work out in 5 minutes how people are viewing the conflict, then write a comment including every opposite view to most people on the site. Include childish and stupid angles so that people feel surperior to you. post and enjoy the free feedback, flack, annoyance, confusion etc. It’s a trolling recipe.
        Oh yeah, include a few regular hexagons on your name helps too!!

    • Paul

      Your propaganda exposes your ignorance. Piss off, Zionist dog!

  • Ronald

    Just like the Turkish observation posts, the city of Saraqib can be seiged.
    The jihadists supply lines of highways M4 and M5 being disconnected is a massive win.

  • Jim Bim

    “It remains unclear if the new Turkish observation posts were established in coordination with Russia”.

    off course not……lets hope the SAA will blow the post to pieces.

  • Assad must stay

    blow it up SAA!!!! shoot a nice fat T-90 round right into it hahahaha

  • Lupus

    Turkey became a Caliphate at the borders of Europe. They invaded Syria and stole Afrin, Idlib and parts of Alleppo and Hasakah. Erdogan must be stopped

    • Jens Holm

      “Sultanate” is muh better. It has a powerfull king and a lot of sekularisme.

    • Lonesome Cowboy Burt

      ..after Libya, on to Greece?

  • Pave Way IV

    Erdogan insists on real-time ‘observation’ from these posts to understand how rapidly his head-choppers are being defeated. He used to get reports from the head-choppers themselves, but those low-IQ bastards lied about everything.

    “Uh… head-chopper one to Smeagol… “ [Snackbar… is this f’king thing even working?] “Ummm… Tigers just kicked our ass… uh, I mean ‘attacked’. They just drove over us or went around… [Snackbar!] I meant to say that we were able to successfully repel the infidels and the attack has ended. Our territory remains secured by our heroic jihadis – or whatever pieces of them remain. Over…”


  • Xoli Xoli

    It has became a serious joke in sovereign Country Syria. Both Erdogan and Pompeo are creating problem by ordering troops to stop Legitimate liberators of the country.Erdogan is looking for shit he wants Putin to do everything in his favor.

    • Jens Holm

      What do You expect?? Making peace among friends:).

      “After kiiling many of them the few left behaved like dogs and pigs being in chains and rope in the good old days of Bashir”. We even have some in our jails, which 5 times a day after whipping with as smile shout “Assad is our Great Leader and bigger then Chaiman Mao”.

      On fridays its added Saddam and Pol Pot.

      • Xoli Xoli

        No body likes arogant selfish Erdogan. Saudi Arabia and NATO distant them from him.His betrayal friendship with Putin has been exposed. If Putin refused to give 8n to his useless demands then he call Trump or make quick regional visit to seek support.

        • Jens Holm

          We all know “none” likes Erdogan. Thats no excuse.

          Of course its a game. I can oly see al there has forgotten, what it is about.

      • Paul

        Man, you talk some crap.

        • Jens Holm

          Things are like that. The best hope seemes yo be all the ones fighting each other gets killed, so the normal ones can live in peace.

          I dont see Syria as a Country but as a private property by the Baathists.

          Too many small roosters. At least hens lay eggs and is better to eat.

          Some Paul should be proposing something better then naming my dirty comment into crap. I do comment crap looking at comments from fanatics, where the only difference is the color of helmet and not much under it apart from a too big mouth.

          Those, Erdofan, Pution, Assad, Pompeo whatever shoudl be there or be targets number ones.

    • John

      Been going on since 2011, nothing new. It is on it’s way to ending now.

      • Xoli Xoli

        I really wish success and peace for Syria.All Erdogan evil plans must failed and terrorists turn against him.

        • John

          His plans are going down in flames Xoli. I have been observing the Syrian War since 2014 and can attest to this. Have a great weekend.

          • Xoli Xoli

            Very true and thank you John.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Bomb all terrorists hideouts in Saragaib and encircled the whole town.Bomb terrorist fleeing cars.

    • Jens Holm

      And remember to take all soldiers from all sides and at least halfof the dead ones, should be civilians.

      Or else Russians will give less ammo and no food and fuel. Hip hip.

      • Xoli Xoli

        Maybe arogant ISIS fighter wifes and arm ISIS children who used to shoot captured Syrian soldiers.

  • nyomarek

    Can’t wait what the SAA will do to US observation point Al-Tanf.

  • SnowCatzor

    Turkish outposts never stopped the SAA before, so who cares. HTS/FSA scum need to be cleared out.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    If the Turks aren’t trying to block the highway why the hell would they put an OB post right between the advancing SAA and the retreating opposition, yeah sure the rebels blocked the highway, and they did it while they were running flat out in the opposite direction from the SAA. The opposition were in fact lucky to make it to the safety of those Turkish OB posts and escape he SAA, and now the’ll get a brief chance to reorganize themselves behind them, and that’s because the SAA will have to slow down their advance as they go around/through the newly erected OB post.
    Russian aviation seems doing what it can to keep pressure on the terrorists, they have the very difficult job of avoiding the Turks whilst still bombing the terrorists, and luckily they have aircraft good enough to do the job, the SAAF who don’t have the right aircraft are wisely avoiding this battlezone for now, they’re instead helping out the 4th division in Aleppo.
    And all Erdogan’s talk about protecting the rebel in Idlib are questionable, he doesn’t have the capacity to do that in in any effective way, at least not where the rebels are fighting, bur closer to the border in Aleppo he does have the capacity to intervene and assist the rebels, that’s where Assad has a real chance of being targeted by Turkish weaponry, rockets/missiles/artillery/aircraft, so this is where we should be slowing down, the place where Erdogan can still effectively put a dog into the fight, but in southern Idlib he mostly only has the neighbourhoods cats for help, we can keep up the assault there and there’s not much he can do about it.
    I’m glad to see the so called assault on Aleppo has turned out to be something entirely different, I was aghast at the thought of an Aleppo campaign so early in the liberation phase, it would’ve most certainly ended in disaster, but now I see the 4th division rolling down the highway from Aleppo and the 25th division rolling up it from Maarat al Numan, I realize they fooled the lot of us, this was probably their real intention all along.