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.
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.
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 .
This was the obvious outcome turkey can’t be trusted.
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.
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 17 2 February 2020 Unofficial From 5-6 February until 27 February 2020
West of Saraqib near Msibin 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  22 10 February 2020 Unofficial 13-14 February 2020
Al-Jinah – Atareb  23 11 February 2020 Unofficial
between Binnish and Taoum 24 12 February 2020 Unofficial
Deir Sunbul in Jabal Al-Zawiya  25 14 February 2020 Unofficial
Kafr Karmin west of Aleppo 26 14 February 2020 Unofficial
West of Darat Izza 27 15 February 2020 Unofficial
Termanin  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 31 17 February 2020 Unofficial
Sarmin  32 18 February 2020 Unofficial
Al Barah  33 24 February 2020 Unofficial
South of Kansafra  34 24 February 2020 Unofficial
Bassams  35 24 February 2020 Unofficial
Kafr Nashe  36 5 March 2020 Unofficial
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
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
He’ll ignore the results … he needs to be executed
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!
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.
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
Erdogan maximized the utilization of Turkey military assets for a meaningless war…
It was part of the agreement.
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!
those weapon they are using to strike saa will be a target practice for syrian air force and russian air force
Sure,we all seen how that worked out. :)
Yes, we have seen that and it was very bad for Erdogan. He achieved absolutely nothing.
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. :)
If the TURKS so much as twitch against SAA forces … RuAF will blow them to kingdom come
The guns and armor the Turks are bringing in is now to protect them against the RATS they just turned on …
I would of thought. Putin would have demanded from Turkey that no more military convoys into Syria or new observation post.
they can’t do anything below the M 4 or east of M5
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
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”:
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.
Why ? He can only destroy them on Syrian soil – he can’t do it in Turkey…
The failure to destroy these new convoys from the air will promise another Turkish offensive.
Border crossing closed due to RATS in a full scale war with each other now …
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..
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.
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.
Whatever man. Turkey will get it’s head chopped of if it sticks it’s neck out too far.
The Western media tells us not a hospital is standing in SYRIA …
7 days left for the rats to get out …
Weekly meeting with the troops at the front lines …
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 ??
Slight violation & he’ll be roasted. Which eventually he’ll do. Keep watching.
That’s exactly what is happening.
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
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
are you on meth or Quaaludes ?
Pls I respect your views…if you have no logical rebuttal to my post don’t insult..
the only logical rebuttal is that you are under influence of a powerful narcotic to write up this nonsensical dribble and then post it
says the unintelligent guy who can only respond with a insult
piss off punk
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’
Wow the level of discourse on this forum is pathetic. What a dumbass (this Tim idiot above me).
piss off punk
# 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.
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”
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 …
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..? ?
Didn’t ERDO just watch this movie ?
The ending doesn’t change …
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.
ERDO rattling his plastic saber again …
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.
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?
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.
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”
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.
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 .