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Turkish Military Establishes Another Position In Greater Idlib, Deploys Large Reinforcements (Videos)

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On March 8, the Turkish military established yet another “observation post” in the Greater Idlib region in northwest Syria.

According to opposition sources, the new “observation post” was set near the town of Zardana in the northeastern Idlib countryside, 15 km away from the governorate’s city center.

Turkish Military Establishes Another Position In Greater Idlib, Deploys Large Reinforcements (Videos)

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

This was the second observation post to be established by the Turkish military this week. On March 5, a post was set in the town of Kafr Nasih in the western Aleppo countryside, a part of the Greater Idlib region.

Meanwhile, Turkish military reinforcements continued to arrive in Greater Idlib. On March 8, three convoys, consisting of howitzers, armored personnel carriers (APCs) and other military vehicles, entered the Syrian region.

Earlier this week, Turkey and Russia reached a new agreement on Greater Idlib. Under the new agreement, a ceasefire was put in place and joint patrols are expected to begin within a week on the Aleppo-Lattakia highway.

Nevertheless, the Turkish military buildup in Greater Idlib suggests that Ankara may be preparing for a confrontation with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the region.

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  • Rafik Chauhan

    Turkish pig are working to create buffer zone in north which is provoctive act. bcuz if ceasfire is in palce then why turk pig are bringing militry in idlib . it measn they want to create war . Ceasfire agreement is to only mobalize terriost .

    • Shia man

      This was the obvious outcome turkey can’t be trusted.

    • Pave Way IV

      The RuAF could crater the roads on the Syrian side at just three Turk-Syrian border crossings, shutting down all of Turkey’s land access and resupply to AND FROM Idlib. Then bomb the Turks when they try to rebuild the Syrian roads. Turkey has no right to have unfettered access to Syrian sovereign territory if Syria objects.

  • klove and light

    unreal pathetic ridiculous..

    and still 99% of Folks here “believe” that Idlib will be “liberated”…………….sorry brain washed Zionist donks…that is ONLY possible under 2 conditions:

    1. Turkey will retreat out of Idlib and close down all of ist now 36 I REPEAT 36 Military Posts!!!

    2. SAA will have an all out war with Turkey

    ps. for the sheep here is the latest list of turkish Military Posts in Idlib:

    Location
    Order of Construction
    Date of Construction
    Number designation per Turkish Army
    Date of encirclement by SAA

    Salva village near Al-Dana
    1
    13 October 2017
    No. 1

    Samaan village near Darat Izza
    2
    23 October 2017
    No. 2

    Aquil Mountain near Darat Izza
    3
    19 November 2017
    No. 3
    17 February 2020

    Al-Eiss near Al-Hadher
    4
    5 February 2018
    No. 6
    8 February 2020

    Tell Touqan
    5
    9 February 2018
    No. 7
    5 February 2020

    Sarman
    6
    15 February 2018
    No. 8
    21 December 2019

    Anadan
    7
    17 March 2018
    No. 4
    16 February 2020

    Zaytuneh
    8
    3 April 2018
    No. 12

    Murak
    9
    7 April 2018
    No. 9
    22 August 2019

    Rashidin in Western Aleppo
    10
    9 May 2018
    No. 5
    29 January 2020

    Zawiyah (Sheir Maghar) in southern Idlib
    11
    14 May 2018
    No. 10
    27 February 2020

    Ishtabrak in southwestern Idlib
    12
    16 May 2018
    No. 11

    Maar Hattat
    13
    20 August 2019
    Unofficial
    1 February 2020

    South of Saraqib
    14
    30 January 2020
    Unofficial
    5-6 February 2020

    North of Saraqib
    15
    30 January 2020
    Unofficial
    From 5-6 February until 27 February 2020
    From 1-2 March 2020

    East of Saraqib
    16
    1 February 2020
    Unofficial

    West of Saraqib near Tarnbah[12]
    17
    2 February 2020
    Unofficial
    From 5-6 February until 27 February 2020

    West of Saraqib near Msibin[13]
    18
    2 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Taftanaz Military Airbase
    19
    6 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Between Idlib City and Saraqib
    20
    7 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Al-Mastumah
    21[b]
    8 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Maarat Al-Naasan [14]
    22
    10 February 2020
    Unofficial
    13-14 February 2020

    Al-Jinah – Atareb [15]
    23
    11 February 2020
    Unofficial

    between Binnish and Taoum[16]
    24
    12 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Deir Sunbul in Jabal Al-Zawiya [17]
    25
    14 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Kafr Karmin west of Aleppo[18]
    26
    14 February 2020
    Unofficial

    West of Darat Izza
    27
    15 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Termanin [19]
    28
    14 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Al-Bardakly, between Sarmada and Al-Dana
    29
    17 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Nahlia village north of Ariha
    30
    17 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Mu’tarm west of Ariha[20]
    31
    17 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Sarmin [21]
    32
    18 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Al Barah [22]
    33
    24 February 2020
    Unofficial

    South of Kansafra [23]
    34
    24 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Bassams [24]
    35
    24 February 2020
    Unofficial

    Kafr Nashe [25]
    36
    5 March 2020
    Unofficial

    • roland

      So this shit is going to drag on forever unless maybe there is a change of government in turkey which there is a slight possibility of that happening especially if Turkish soldiers keep coming home in body bags and their economy collapses

      • jade villaceran

        erdogan may purge his political rival but turkish people will decide next election, in this case, if erdogan win this election, the people of turkey want their country to sponsored terrorism

        • Tim Williams

          He’ll ignore the results … he needs to be executed

    • good american

      Who knows what will happen, but the end score so far is the Syrians with more and Turkey et al. with less. Undeniable advancement, no?
      Next time you make a long list, can you do it horizontally rather than vertically? Tanki pali!

  • shylockracy

    Turks/ISIS/al-Qaeda are slaves of the Ziojew terrorist filth’s geopolitics despite Erdogoon’s pretend “opposition” to the Rothschild neocolony in Palestine. NATO-led terrorist scum have has 9 yrs and won’t learn they’ve lost until the SAA hits them thermobaric rockets.

  • klove and light

    ohhh iam sorry there is ofcourse a 3rd possibility………

    alnusra HTS will become true “moderate” “rebels”, and they will take part in the upcoming elections, and their “papa” erdogan will also miracuosly chaneg for the better and become a true “Moslem democrate” who seeks Peace and love with his political opponents and neighbors.-sarcasm out

  • Romeo Pesiao

    Erdogan maximized the utilization of Turkey military assets for a meaningless war…

  • GuyQ

    It was part of the agreement.

  • Adi

    I wrote it before and i write it again because you dont get it:

    Idlib is officially ANNEXED by Turkey! New “OLIVE BRANCH” zone or however you wanna call it. They have strike/retaliation rights based on the recent Russia agreement.They have more then an ARMORED/MECHANIZED DIVISION deployed on the ground already.

    Now go celebrate!

    • jade villaceran

      those weapon they are using to strike saa will be a target practice for syrian air force and russian air force

      • Adi

        Sure,we all seen how that worked out. :)

        • Icarus Tanović

          Yes, we have seen that and it was very bad for Erdogan. He achieved absolutely nothing.

          • Adi

            You right,if you regard: Got a signed papper to keep armored troops into a foreign country,stopped the Assadist offensive,decimated the SAA (Russia/Syria/Iran/Proxy) by destroying their best men and equipment,got Syrian Airforce grounded,both helicopters and airplanes,etc…yes,you right nothing. :)

  • Tim Williams

    If the TURKS so much as twitch against SAA forces … RuAF will blow them to kingdom come

  • Tim Williams

    The guns and armor the Turks are bringing in is now to protect them against the RATS they just turned on …

  • Ron

    I would of thought. Putin would have demanded from Turkey that no more military convoys into Syria or new observation post.

    • Tim Williams

      they can’t do anything below the M 4 or east of M5

      • Joe Doe

        Any new reinforcement to Idlib, will help militans and Turkey very quickly move pass the M4. Putin made another blunder, allowing Turkey create new posts or send additional reinforcement. Again, Putin should go and fight himself at the front line. Maybe than he will understand his blunders and mistakes at the expense of Syria

        • Al Balog

          Well, a deal is a deal. Putin has to provide Erdogan a little rope to hang himself with so he could sign the paper. Assad himself is quite pleased with the agreement. As I’ve said before: If Assad is happy, then I’m happy.

          Assad said in this article towards the end “If you remove these three obstacles, there will be no problems for the restoration of Syria. We have great resources, human and material, and also we have devoted friends, like Russia and Iran, who will help us”:

          https://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/7911321

        • John

          It is all part of a larger picture. Not to see this, is the actual blunder. Russia put tremendous pressure on the Occidentals this week in terms of the oil market. Erdogan is more alone all of the time. He can be dealt with in sort order like that. A few tanks, some arty, ect …….. it doesn’t mean a damn thing. All for show.

    • Albert Pike

      Why ? He can only destroy them on Syrian soil – he can’t do it in Turkey…

  • Xanatos

    The failure to destroy these new convoys from the air will promise another Turkish offensive.

  • Tim Williams

    Border crossing closed due to RATS in a full scale war with each other now …

    https://twitter.com/RojavaNetwork/status/1236671383897362433

  • Joe Doe

    This is clear indication, Erdogan has no plans to comply with the agreement. Rather, buying time to reinforcements and rearm the militants and fortify the front lines. Again, Putin got play by Erdogan and Syria will pay the price again, unless Putin will rearm SAA with most modern military hardware, such as S-400 4 or 5 batteries, SU-30, MIG-30, Attack Helicopters, long range Howitzer and etc..

    • ruca

      Thanks expert. I didn’t realize that you are so much smarter than VVP. I’m sure he will be calling you for advice shortly.

      • Boxman

        You’ll be singing a different tune some weeks or months from now, when a massive Turkish offensive kicks off, far bigger than the last one and probably including the aggressive use of F-16’s and Apaches this time. You idiots are so busy gloating you are blind to Turkish buildup. You people remind me of Stalin before Operation Barbarossa when he stubbornly refused to acknowledge all the signs of the looming attack, preferring to bask in ignorance. Putin should be mobilizing for war but it’s clear he’ll avoid war with Turkey at pretty much any cost, including Syria itself.

        So go on folks, bury your heads in the sand. I’m sure it will all work out somehow.

        • ruca

          Whatever man. Turkey will get it’s head chopped of if it sticks it’s neck out too far.

  • Tim Williams

    The Western media tells us not a hospital is standing in SYRIA …

    https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1236679220878815234

  • Tim Williams
  • Tim Williams

    Weekly meeting with the troops at the front lines …

    https://twitter.com/ynms79797979/status/1236677939674132481/photo/1

  • Al Balog

    Erdogan’s making this move to prove to his online troll fanbase that he is still the “tough guy” in Idlib. If that’s so, and if he really violates the deal, he’ll get his ass kicked again 👌😂

    • Saif Imam

      Slight violation & he’ll be roasted. Which eventually he’ll do. Keep watching.

    • Icarus Tanović

      That’s exactly what is happening.

    • Assad must stay

      and then come running to putin for another ceasefire, and putin will agree to it, and then this cycle is going to keep continuing and nobody is smart enough to stop it

  • StafJustice

    Putin will never go to war for Syria….even if the Turks takes over Damascus and never attact Russian interest Putin is cool with that.
    Let me try repeat again..
    1:Russia didn’t come to save Assad, Russia came to fight Alqaeda and ISIS and their terrorists related friends, because these poses a threat to Russia…
    2: Russia came to Syria to save its military base…so even if the turks can struck a deal to keep the Russian base and take over Damascus, russian will accept
    3: Russia is neither part of the axis of Resistance (syria, hezbollah, iran, yemen, Iraq etc) nor part of the axis of evil (Isreal, Saudi, US, Turkey, and all the Zionist entities)
    4:Russia stands alone and has no ally (not even China), and that is why they’re developing weapons that no nation will never even think of attacking the fatherland.
    So if anybody bets his ass as an ally of russia you do that for your own risk.
    So pin not any hope on the Russians as liberaters or helpers who will free the earth of the scums or of oppression. Yes they may do that accidentally when their interest is harmed at a particular place, and example is Syria…
    But they don’t rely on the Russia for liberation for now….maybe going forward policy would change but as it stands now…pin no hooe

    • Tim Williams

      are you on meth or Quaaludes ?

      • StafJustice

        Pls I respect your views…if you have no logical rebuttal to my post don’t insult..

        • Tim Williams

          the only logical rebuttal is that you are under influence of a powerful narcotic to write up this nonsensical dribble and then post it

          • TruthSeeker

            says the unintelligent guy who can only respond with a insult

          • Tim Williams

            piss off punk

          • cechas vodobenikov

            w most amerikans an insult is preferable—they r unable to comprehend evidence, logic or reason
            “amerikans cannot think except by means of slogans—they identify garbage as quality. the stupidity and ignorance of amerikans has long been a topic of hilarity in Europe”. Paul Fussell
            of course UK is not Europe: to this day, the British exclude the British isles when they say Europe
            “amerika requires a stupified population”. Christopher Lasch
            This is fully examined by Alan Bloom in his famous 1987 book, ‘the closing of the amerikan mind’

          • Boxman

            Wow the level of discourse on this forum is pathetic. What a dumbass (this Tim idiot above me).

          • Tim Williams

            piss off punk

    • seawolf

      Interesting perception!!!!!

    • Ronald

      # 2 Russia came to Syria to save Itself,

      The base, and Syria is just a part of Russia’s southern assets. Just as the US has deployed to surround Iran, so too have they tied to ‘contain’ Russia.
      Syria is a shield against that.

    • cechas vodobenikov

      r stupid or deluded—ask the Abkaz or Ossetians or the people of Pridnestrovia whether Russia went to war on their behalf…or the Armenians where 5000 Russian troops r stationed on the Turk border….as Boorstin wrote, “amerikans live in a thicket of illusions; amerikans demand illusions about themselves”

  • Tim Williams

    Has anyone else ever seen a President of his country that normally drives his own vehicle around the streets, goes to the farmers markets and bazaars ?

    He has no fear and the Syrian people know that …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjKh3k-MpCE

  • Saif Imam

    Great move by Dogan, as Moscow was expecting. Great set of events will take place. Turks & Their Cuddle buddies have Cactus up in their ass, They wont be able to keep it in the pants..😁 😁

  • Tim Williams
  • John

    All good. If Turkey messes around, they will get really creamed this time. All that gear they are bringing in, could very well end up on the scrap heap in a hurry. They used their move with the drones already so, there will be no more chances to surprise …… and surprise is almost everything in warfare. On top of that, Russia is shipping in equipment, at what seems a more frequent pace, to Syria. It would not be a shock to learn that a decent amount of modern weaponry is presently being fed to the SAA. Turkey could very well be fighting a different beast in round 2.

    It may be they are just setting up shop farther north. Anything south of M4 is basically gone and they know it. My take all.

  • Tim Williams
  • nyomarek

    Slimy Worm Sultan Turd Erdogander is preparing for His Heroic Defense of Idlib. His brave backwards-running soldiers literally nailed BOOTS onto his half-rotten leperous feet, gave him a helmet with a bullet-hole in front to protect his demented head and an AK-47 was pushed into his hands shaking not-from-fear! Then screaming Erdogander’s ass was kicked so strongly Eastward that he stumbled toward the Front Lines: now everybody in his filthy roach terrorist army hopes that Leading By Example His Highness The Great Sultan will become a true inspiration for his Turkish-Turd Tranny-Troops. We’ll need a video of his heroic accomplishments on the battlefield.

  • Boxman

    They’re preparing for another attack. Erdogan was just buying some time with the new agreement. He will betray Putin again. I’m convinced Turkey and Isreal have a secret alliance.

    Is Putin really as dumb as he appears to be?

    • Jason Tribolini

      Putin fully knows what is going on of course, in the big picture he needs to buy time. In the short term this time is being used to dig in and prepare defenses to make the Turkish counter attack as painful as possible for Turkey/Al Qaeda/ NATO. In the long term Putin needs time to allow both Russian and Chinese military to catch up to US/NATO. The logic being USA MIC is now so corrupt and privatized it will, like Boeing, produce inferior products at very inefficient prices.

      Russia/China are playing the long game, and are the ones stalling for time across all theatres. So, no it is not Putin who is dumb here, but the overly simplistic analysis that doesn’t look at the bigger picture.

      • cechas vodobenikov

        prekrasni….the founder of modern political sociology, Moised Ostrogorski, examined political parties in Europe and USA—he found that only in the US did political parties have no principles, except for money…he wrote, “of all peoples in an advanced stage of ECONOMIC civilization amerikans r least accessible to long views, always and everywhere in a hurry to get rich, they give no thought to remote consequences–they see only present advantages…amerikans do not remember, they do not feel: amerikans live in a materialist dream”

        • richardbraverman

          the american Arms industry is all about the contract and not the delivered product.
          $15 billion for an aircraft carrier. A single Air Force F-35A costs $148 million. One Marine Corps F-35B costs $251 million. A lone Navy F-35C costs $337 million. Average the three models together, and a “generic” F-35 costs $178 million.
          All contracts a greased for payments to politicians, generals, admirals and corporate officers. They rob the American people to spoil themselves.

    • Mikael

      If so ( and it’ s more than possible ) , how to explain Terrorist Entity of Palestina is allied with kurds and turkish and kurds are enemies ?
      The only reliable answer is that is an usual interest of TEoP to istigate wars between people and nations around it .

  • MeMad Max

    They’re gonna try again…

    Shouldn’t have taken that stupid ceasefire, should’ve just kept on going…

  • Icarus Tanović

    That thing observatikn post will be overrun by SAA very soon.

  • Informbiro

    One really wonders if some people here are dumb or blind? Or maybe both?

  • richardbraverman

    The saddest part of all is that Erdogan and his leadership are sending young turkish CONSCRIPTS to die for a futile cause. Turkey cannot annex syrian territory. The jihadist cannot be allowed to stay and thrive. Everybody knows this and accepts it. Yet Erdogan cannot wait to send another bunch of Turkish kids to their death for Political reasons ?? What an A***h**le.

    • Brother Ma

      You don’t send conscripts to fight with head hoppers. You send experienced officers and commandos and I believe that is what they were. The flower of Turkish army was killed not the conscripts.

      • richardbraverman

        still an absolute waste of men.
        still completely unwarranted.
        still futile.
        an elderly man (erdogan) causing deaths and sending others to die.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    obviously the most humiliated nation here is not turkey, but the USA…now so impotent they r unable to produce regime change in either, Cuba or Venezuela—the new anti-American leadership in Argentina and the recent unanimous vote by the Iraq parliament to demand removal of US military r other examples…the increasing hostility to amerika by all Asian nations, possibly excepting Japan, is another example…even European nations r increasingly hostile to the US, excepting Poland and Baltic nations, shows how the US empire is near collapse…Brexit was opposed by the US ruling/political class—now, even the British r embracing Chinese technology, despite complaints by the amerikan dictatorship

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Once again many of my fellow SF posters are substituting their own preferred and imagined reality and ignoring the facts.
    Has anyone found out what the timeframe for this new agreement will be, has anyone read anywhere and understood what the desired outcome will be, does anyone at all know how this new ceasefire [if it actually holds] will affect the political situation in Syria, you should know, they’ve told us several times on SF, so will anyone accept my challenge and answer my questions, they all have answers, so go on impress me.

    Erdogan’s reinforcing his frontlines and digging in for a certain defined period of time, and he won’t attack the SAA again during this period unless the SAA give him a reason to, the Russians may have conceded a few things to Erdogan but they also drew a firm line in the sand, and this time I don’t think he’ll cross it. The Russians are reinforcing too, the Turks claim Russian shipping using the Bosphorus has tripled.
    Erdogan didn’t get what he really wanted out of the Russians, but they did give him just enough to shut him up and stop him whining, so if we don’t break the ceasefire now he won’t either [that doesn’t mean his minions won’t try though]. So now Assad has to work out how to remove the Turks without breaking the ceasefire, a military solution is out of the question now, that path will only cause us more grief than we can handle, so Assad has to find a political solution to get what he wants.
    Arab League peacekeepers and Saudi money, that’s the non military path to victory now, many of you scoff and scream when I suggest this possibility but that’s only because you’re not taking the time to think about it impartially, it’s not a stupid or malicious comment I’m making, it’s a serious one.

    The Arab League are Erdogan and the Muslim brotherhood biggest enemies, they hate each other more than any other 2 groups in the world, and that old saying, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” is a really good one, it actually means something, unlike many of the newer ones.

    The Saudis have heaps of cash to splash, it was reported but not confirmed [not denied either] that last year the Saudis and the Arab League offered Assad more than 1 bill to help rebuild Syria, it was also reported that he refused the offer, and I didn’t blame him for not accepting back then, afterall the Saudis were the ones who did the most to start this mess in the first place, but now they realize they were duped by Obama, and want to reverse their actions and help Syria [and themselves] instead, and since we’re in a bit of a pickle right now, maybe we should let them.
    They’ve offered to mobilize their own peacekeepers many times before, and we already have a UN mandate [2254] that can be further amended to accommodate the deployment of peacekeepers, and they wouldn’t just have to be deployed in the areas the SAA controls, it should apply to all the Turkish occupied territories, even the one in Al Hasakah.

    The US, Israel, EU won’t do anything to stop Turkey, they have no reason to, even Russia is hesitant about a military confrontation with Turkey, they’ve said it themselves, but the US, Israel, and the EU won’t let Turkey attack Arab League peacekeepers operating under a UN mandate, and the Arab peacekeepers would fight back anyway, and so would the SAA to officially protect the peacekeepers. Turkey would be facing political, economical, and military sanctions if they did attack the peacekeepers, they face none of that if they attack the SAA, none of the above parties gives a crap about them.

    So Syria would get direct military support to a certain extent, have International as well as UN baking, support and legitimacy, heaps of cash to pay for it all, and best of all, an ally who actually hates Erdogan and the Muslim Brotherhood as much as the Syrians do, all Assad has to do is swallow his pride and then shake the hands of the people who were trying to kill him not so long ago.
    And having the Arab League as an ally also helps in another way too, a very important way, but I can’t say what it is because it will ruin my challenge for anyone that tries to accept it.

    I back Assad and Syria 100%, I don’t always agree on what Assad says or does, but I back him 100%, it is his country and he was elected, I don’t like the Arab League that much at all, and I totally despise the Saudi butcher and all his family, I think Erdogan’s just as bad as the Saudis but even more dangerous [most Turks are ok though], and Israel I’m neutral on the people and country, but I haven’t liked any of their governments since I’ve been alive, and I hate the Zionist cause and all it proponents, and although I really Like Trump for many reasons, I’m no fan of the US, it’s government institutions or it’s congress, I like Russia and its people except for the violent drunks [but they’re everywhere], and I used to really admire Putin for 10 years, but over the last 10 he’s done quite a lot to disappoint me in Syria, and Iran I’m not so sure about anymore, the last few years I’ve been seeing them in a different light too, they’re reminding me more and more of the Muslim Brotherhood, or even a better dressed, politer, better educated, and saner versions of Isis, though both are equally fanatical when it comes to religion.
    So that’s where my loyalties are, if you bothered to read all this and still think my comment is biased towards anyone but Assad, you’re wrong, I personally admire his restraint and diplomacy, his determination and resilience, his moral convictions and ethics [most of the time], and his determination to keep Syria virtually non sectarian, the only problem I have with Assad is he won’t tell the truth sometimes, he doesn’t lie, just doesn’t tell the complete truth, so that’s it, call me whatever you want for my comment, but unless you call me a pro Assad sympathizer, you’ll be wrong.

  • gustavo

    As always, the cease fire agreements has benefit for Turkey and its terrorists in Idlib area. We will see soon attack after attack of terrorists on SAA, Russia air basis, and civilias.