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JULY 2020

Turkish Helicopters Evacuate Injured Fighters After Attack On M4 Highway In Syria’s Greater Idlib (Videos)

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On May 27, a convoy of the Turkish military and one of its proxy groups, the Sham Legion, was targeted on the M4 highway in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

As a result of the attack, a Turkish soldier and an officer were severely injured. Turkish military helicopters evacuated service members from the explosion site.

Some sources said an improvised explosive devices (IED) struck the convoy as it was moving on the highway, near the town of al-Gassaneyah. Others claimed that the Turkish convoy was damaged by an explosion at a headquarters of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP).

The mysterious large explosion wiped out the headquarters. At least six Ughur members of the TIP were reportedly killed in the explosion.

According to several opposition sources, the Russian Military Police and the Turkish military planned to carry out a joint patrol on the M4 highway on May 27. After the recent incidents, the patrol was apparently canceled.

Turkey committed to open the M4 highway, which links the cities of Lattakia and Aleppo, under the March 5 agreement with Russia. However, this is yet to happen as terrorists are still blocking several parts of the highway.

This was not the first attack on Turkish forces attempting to secure the M4. Last March, a Turkish service member was killed in a similar explosion.

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  • Assad must stay

    Leave syria now torkis

    • Xoli Xoli

      I want Erdogan wishes and desires to be destroyed in Libya and Syria.

      • Assad must stay

        Same

  • Porc Halal

    What goes around comes around…the law of atraction at work 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Xoli Xoli

      Exactly.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    LOL, so the Turks say their people were killed by a roadside bomb, that’s not what this video shows, this video actually shows 2 Russian airstrike against an ammo warehouse, and the Turks that were killed were probably travelling on the highway only 200 meters away from the warehouse.
    So why have we been given so much misinformation , why don’t they want us to know it was a Russian airstrike that killed the Turks, it’s not like we couldn’t work it out for ourselves so why bother with the confusing propaganda.
    .

    • Maximus Decimus Meridius

      Stop seeing the Russians like God. There are plenty of videos of dead Russian soldiers on Youtube. Poor Russians have a budget deficit of $ 500 billion today. Russia cannot threaten open and public after this time. In addition, which allied army stabs you in the back. It is not heroic to open fire to 33 Turkish soldiers whom you gave coordinates and I said here. Turks said we do not want Russian tourists. It reduced energy imports by 70%. False Russians. They play dirty in Libya.

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Seeing the Russians as God, you have to be kidding, I don’t even think that about my own country, LOL.
        Turkish soldiers illegally occupying Syrian territory are rightfully treated as valid enemy combatants, and so they should be.
        Turkey just cut off the Iranian oil and gas supply too you know, they’re not buying anymore, so poor old Iran is about to start running up deficits too.
        And I don’t know where you get your information from but this is what the official Russian statement says,

        Russia faces $39 billion budget shortfall in 2020 from lower oil, gas revenues. MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia faces a budget shortfall of 3 trillion roubles ($39 billion) this year due to falling oil and gas prices, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday, signaling tough times ahead for the Russian economy.Mar 18, 2020.

        So there’s a big difference between 500 bill and 39 bill, you need to get your facts right.

        • Maximus Decimus Meridius

          My friends, I first send you the news of Sputnik.The Central Bank of Russia stated that the country’s external debt decreased by $ 40.8 billion in the first quarter of this year to $ 450 billion.
          https://tr.sputniknews.com/ekonomi/202004141041821359-rusyanin-dis-borcu-ilk-ceyrekte-yuzde-83-azaldi/

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            Yes this article did say Russia’s external debt DECREASED by 39 bill this year but that isn’t what you said, you said Russia’s budget deficit INCREASED to 500 bill, you’re confusing 2 very different things.
            Accumulated external debt is referring to all the money that the Russian government or it’s private businesses have accumulated over the last few decades taking out loans with international creditors, and most of that was accumulated during the Yeltsin era, he nearly sold out the country to the US and Israel. So external debt has nothing to do with budget shortfalls or surpluses, it’s the money you owe other people overall and over a long period of time. And the article you quoted from actually says the Russian debt decreased by 41 bill to a 450 bill debt from a 450 bill debt, it didn’t say anything about the budget deficit increasing to 41 bill, so you didn’t understand what they were saying. The article is actually a good news article for Russia, it’s boasting that the Russians have lowered their dependence on overseas investments, it’s not complaining about an increased budget deficit.
            A budget deficit happens when a country makes less money in a year than it spends in the same year, but that’s not their total external debt, it’s just comparing how much you make in a year to how much you spend in the same year, the article you linked wasn’t talking about yearly budgets at all, just the total external debt.
            Since Putin took over the Russian economy Russia’s been posting budget surpluses quite regularly, they’ve actually built up their cash reserves to a whopping 550/580 bill now, but this year due to the trade war against the Saudis the Russians have been predicting a shortfall in this years budget of 39 bill, and sadly now the coronavirus has lowered world oil prices even more that may even double.
            So even if Russia does owe the rest of the world 450 bill they actually have 580 bill in their bank, so in effect they don’t owe anyone anything, they’re still out in front by 80 bill.
            Some loans that countries take out with the IMF can’t be repaid before their due dates, repayments are locked in when the loans are made, so when a loans made for a 20 year period that’s how you pay it off, you can’t turn up with the remaining balance and say we want to pay off all your debt after just just 5 years, it doesn’t work like that, you’re committed to making the regular payments until the loan expires. So even if Russia fronted up at the banks and said we want to repay all our debts now, the banks would just say no you can’t, you have to keep paying it back according to the agreed timeframes.

          • Maximus Decimus Meridius

            they are all clear. PKK cannot establish a state at my border.
            1-I did not take those lands by fighting with Assad. Is it correct?
            2 -I fought with Pkk. Is it correct? –
            3-I fought with ISID, is it true?
            4-So I didn’t fight Assad. Is it correct? – Do I have a contract? YEAH
            5-Do I have an agreement with the Russians? YEAH
            6-Does ESAD know about these agreements? Unofficial YES -If the Russians have diplomacy in Syria, it’s not ours, is it ESAD’s problem

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            Does Turkey have a signed agreement with the legitimate Syrian government apart from the old Adana [not Astana] agreement, no it doesn’t, and the Turks broke the Adana agreement anyway, so why would Assad sign up to the new Astana agreements, of which your side didn’t fulfil in anyway.
            1, Stop assisting foreign terrorists,
            2, separate the moderate opposition from the terrorist elements,
            3, remove all heavy weapons from the demilitarized zone,
            3, stop opposition forces from attacking the SAA,
            4, stop the terrorists attacking Russian bases with rockets and drones,
            5, allow free travel for the civilian population,
            I could go on but I’m sure you get my drift.

          • Maximus Decimus Meridius

            Dude dude one minute. . Have we signed this bullshit on paper? No. These are the stupid things the Russians made up. So is there a clause in the contract not to have heavy weapons? We will stop protecting ourselves from the Russians.:>) NO. Agreements are the country’s honor. We will no longer do business with the Russians. Until the evening, look for a lack in the agreement you signed yourself and leave nonsense in the style of how I can justify myself. While playing hide-and-seek, it’s like playing music and everyone hears. The whole world sees this. You are trying to justify yourself by saying that it is only Zionist games.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            I’m only referring to Astana agreements 1 to 16, this new agreement hasn’t been made available for scrutiny yet, this is what the Russians and Turks agreed to in the first 16 Astana agreements and both parties signed it [but not the Syrians].

            The demilitarization deal was struck on 16 September 2018 and was announced as binding on both parties. The terms were as follows.

            A demilitarized zone (DMZ) would be setup entirely within rebel-held territory. It would be 15 to 25 km deep (9–15 miles) and come into effect by 15 October. All acts of aggression would be prohibited within the zone.
            The Syrian Government would refrain from attacks on the rebel-held Idlib Governorate.
            Groups deemed “radical”, such as the Al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), would have to leave the demilitarized zone entirely.
            Groups deemed “moderate”, such as the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation , would be allowed to remain within the demilitarized zone, but would have to withdraw all heavy and medium weapons from it, including all tanks, MLRS, artillery and mortars.
            The HTS-run Syrian Salvation Government would be dissolved.
            The rebel groups would open and ensure unrestricted civilian access through the M4 and M5 highways.
            Turkey would use its network of observation posts in Idlib to secure the rebel-held DMZ, while Russia and Iran would likewise set up and use their own military observation posts to secure the government-controlled territories, which border the zone.
            Turkey and Russia would coordinate joint patrols along the DMZ, in order to ensure compliance.
            Russia and Turkey would reiterate their “determination to combat terrorism in Syria in all forms and manifestations”.

            That’s the Astana agreement Erdogan and Putin signed.

            I sure the Zionist aren’t involved in what’s going on now, they don’t won’t Erdogan and the Muslim Brotherhood to get a foothold in Syria, the only concern I really have with Israel now is the potential for hostilities to erupt between Iran and Israel, that’s the only worry I have about Israel.
            Israel keeps saying they’re OK with Assad remaining in power [Israel and the US since june 2018] but Erdogan keeps saying Assad has to go, so I’m much more worried about what Erdogan’s doing and saying.
            If the Syrians were doing the same thing to Turkey that Turkey’s doing to Syria now, I’d be backing Turkey instead of Syria, but they’re not, I’m afraid it’s Erdogan I think of as the bad guy.
            I’m sorry buddy but we have to disagree on this particular issue, I’m sure I’d agree with you on a lot of other things but on this I’m afraid we’ll have to disagree.
            Hopefully both our sides surprise us and they come up with a fair and acceptable compromise that makes everyone happy, keep your fingers crossed, mine are.

          • Maximus Decimus Meridius

            Thank you for your decent answers and style, even if our perspectives do not match. Stay healthy.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            Thankyou, you stay safe and healthy too.
            If our leaders talked the way we do then perhaps there wouldn’t even be a problem, maybe we all need new leaders.

        • Maximus Decimus Meridius

          The Adana Agreement was concluded between Turkey and Syria on 20 October 1998 in the Turkish city of Adana and included the following points:[4][8]

          Syria would not permit any activity which was deemed as “jeopardizing the security and stability” of Turkey. It would also not allow any form of financial or material support for the group to be delivered via its territory.
          Syria would not allow the PKK to establish new camps, nor to take part in commercial activities within its borders.
          Syria would recognize the PKK as a ‘terrorist organization’ and prohibit all of its activities, as well as the activities of any groups related to it, on Syrian soil.
          Syria would not allow PKK members to travel through Syria to third countries.
          Syria would not allow Abdullah Öcalan to re-enter its borders.
          Should Syria fail to fulfil these demands, Turkey would have the right to chase PKK suspects 5 km deep into Syria across the Syria–Turkey border.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            For a start Syria hasn’t done anything that contravenes that list of demands you provided.
            Second not all the demands you listed were included in the Adana agreement, this one on particular,

            “Syria would not allow PKK members to travel through Syria to third countries.
            Syria would not allow Abdullah Öcalan to re-enter its borders.”

            and even this one too.

            “Should Syria fail to fulfil these demands, Turkey would have the right to chase PKK suspects 5 km deep into Syria across the Syria–Turkey border.”

            I haven’t read those demands anywhere in the Astana agreements, maybe I missed them, or maybe your just confused, and since you totally misunderstood that article you linked me to prove a point, I’m just a little suspicious you’re making another mistake here.

        • Maximus Decimus Meridius

          3-the Second Northern Syria Buffer Zone, also called the Sochi Agreement[4][5] (Turkish: Soçi Mutabakatı, Russian: Сочинское соглашение), is a buffer zone in northern Syria between the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). It was set up following a memorandum of understanding in the Russian city Sochi on 22 October 2019 by the Russian and Turkish presidents during the 2019 Turkish offensive into north-eastern Syria. Most of the zone is controlled by the Syrian Army and Russian Military Police, and some by the TAF.
          The agreement reportedly included the following terms:[1][7][24][25][26][27][28][29]

          A buffer zone would be established in Northern Syria. The zone would be around 30 kilometres (19 mi) deep,[b] stretching from Euphrates River to Tall Abyad and from Ras al-Ayn to the Iraq-Syria border, but excluding the town of Qamishli, the Kurds’ de facto capital.[c]
          The buffer zone would be controlled jointly by the Syrian Army and Russian Military Police.
          All YPG forces, which constitute the majority of the SDF, must withdraw from the buffer zone entirely, along with their weapons, within 150 hours from the announcement of the deal. Their withdrawal would be overseen by Russian Military Police and the Syrian Border Guards, which would enter the zone at noon on 23 October.
          The YPG would also withdraw from the cities of Manbij and Tell Rifaat.[d]
          Following the YPG withdrawal, joint Russian-Turkish ground patrols would be held in the buffer zone area, but only within 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the border and not including Qamishli.[e][f]
          Turkey would retain sole control of the areas it had captured during its offensive between the towns of Tell Abyad and Ras al-Ayn.
          The Syrian Government would construct and man 15 border posts on the Turkish-Syrian border.
          The parties would launch a joint effort to resettle Syrian refugees in a “safe and voluntary manner”.
          The parties would agree to “preserve the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria” as well as protect the “national security of Turkey”.
          The parties would agree to reaffirm the importance of the Adana Agreement. Russia will facilitate the implementation of the Adana Agreement.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            Assad didn’t agree to this agreement at all, he didn’t agree to Erdogan kicking Syrian’s out of their homes so he could resettle refugees in them, and he didn’t say the Turks could even step foot in his country.
            So your political leader makes a deal with Russia and the US concerning the future of Syria and you think Assad has to abide by it, I hate to tell you this but no he doesn’t, he has to do everything he can to destroy them, that’s if he’s really the leader of Syria and has the Syrian peoples best interests at heart.

          • Maximus Decimus Meridius

            My friend, half of the Syrian people are with us and they support Erdogan. :) also wants Turkey border protection. Don’t blame the Turks for this. We have no profit from this business. We take care of 5 million refugees. There is no Assad on our border anyway. PKK and the USA exist. We had an agreement with the Russians on Idlip. It is the Russians who have already told us. I’m talking about him. However, other troubles, the US wants to take Qatar oil to Europe via Turkey. Russia, on the other hand, as you say, Iranian oil, -If Russia has made an agreement, why is Russia shooting at us? ????? What will be the demands of the Turks? What about refugees? – We have the right at the border according to UN laws and agreements. -Madem Syria Assad agreement was made. Yes, in Turks, Libya also reached an agreement with the central government. Why are the Russians in Libya ?????

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            Half the Syrian people aren’t with you, that’s not true, in fact you’ve just lost half your supporters anyway, HTS and Al Nusra much prefer to do trade deals with the Syrian government than they do with Turkey, and that’s half of Idlibs population Erdogan just lost. :]
            And since the AKP are about to lose the next election Erdogan doesn’t even have half the Turkish population on his side anymore. :] :]

            The 5 million refugees are caused by Turkey’s meddling in Syria’s internal affairs, so they’re yours to keep I’m afraid, sorry.

            Turkey does seem more interested in doing deals with the US and Qatar than it does with maintaining it’s current oil deal with Russia, but unless Turkey can get Syria and Iraq to agree to it that’s just a pipe dream, Turkey needs their land to move the oil/gas.
            And there’s no way Putin would allow it anyway, he’d be in big trouble economically if it did happen, so I think he’d find a way to stop it.

            And Russia was in Libya before Turkey was and now Russia’s pulling out, so I think your man won out there.

            Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not opposed to Turkey at all, in fact I really like what all the opposition parties in Turkey are saying, so I’m only totally opposed to what Erdogan is doing.
            Once Erdogan finally loses power I’m sure your country will start regaining it good reputation again, and hopefully we don’t have to wait 3 more years for that to happen.