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Turkish-Backed Militants Declare Military Zone In Southern Idlib

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Turkish-Backed Militants Declare Military Zone In Southern Idlib

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The Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) has declared the al-Zawiya Mount in the southern countryside of Idlib a “military zone.”

In its statement, the al-Sham Falcons, one of the NFL’s factions, called on civilians to evacuate the entire eastern part of the mountain. The faction claimed that the step is meant to ensure the safety of the region’s residents.

According to the group’s statement, which was released on June 2, the military zone will cover the areas located to the east of the following points:

  • The town of Benin;
  • The Benin-Farkia road;
  • The town of Majrashah;
  • The al-Ruyha junction;
  • The town of Moataf;
  • The town of Marzaf;
  • The town of Kadura.

After the NFL announcement, civilians began leaving the designated “military zone,” according to several opposition sources.

Last week, the al-Fateh al-Mubeen operations room claimed that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is amassing its troops to attack southern Idlib. The NFL is a main member of the room, which is led by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

Greater Idlib militants appear to be preparing for a large-scale military operation by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies. The army could launch such an operation to reopen the M4 highway, which links Lattakia and Aleppo.

Turkey is committed to secure the M4 under the March 5 agreement with Russia. However, a long section of the highway is still blocked.

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  • occupybacon

    They think they can lure Syrian planes to test Erdogan’s AA toys ther

    • SteLe

      It surely will be a big mess like in Libya; Drones, SAMs, aircraft, MANPADs.. And unlike Libya, the Turks can easily resupply through their own border.
      This are going to be brutal, messy, chaotic and foggy battles certainly. Much will depend on how involved the Russians, Iran and Hezbollah will be.

      • occupybacon

        Rusia proved it doesn’t afford spending too many bombs there, Turkey gave their millitants more APCs than Russian planes can bomb.

  • klove and light

    where are the 99% smartasses here…comeon bring your moronic thoughts.. of IDLIB will be cleared etc…..

    you dumb ass Zionist brainwashed donks……

    say a BIG thank you to treacherous Zionist pig putin,.

  • gustavo

    All of this thanks to Putin-Erdogan cease fire agreement which has brought a lot of benefits to Turkey and its terrorists. Wow ! Russia continue pleasing Turkey.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    “Last week, the al-Fateh al-Mubeen operations room claimed that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is amassing its troops to attack southern Idlib. The NFL is a main member of the room, which is led by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).”

    LOL, how confusing, the al-Fateh al-Mubeen operations room is supposedly a HTS creation but the Turkish backed opposition group the NFL are one of it’s main members.
    HTS is actually opposed to reopening the highway and yet one of Turkey’s biggest and best equipped moderate opposition groups is helping them, but it’s not confusing if actually believe the al-Fateh al-Mubeen operations room is actually a Turkish creation and not a HTS controlled organization, that would make much more sense.

  • John

    If they keep it up, They will be as before; on fire.