On February 8, the Turkish military established two new positions in the opposition-held part of northwestern Syria.
According to Baladi News, a pro-opposition outlet, the first position was established on a road linking the towns of Binnish and Taoum in eastern Idlib, while the second was set up between the towns of Jeineh and Ibbin in western Aleppo.
Turkish reinforcements continued to pour in northwest Syria over the last few days. Hundreds of armored vehicles, battle tanks and other equipment were deployed in the region.
Earlier today, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that his country will attack Syrian government forces if they threaten Turkish forces in Syria’s Idlib province. Furthermore, Erdogan repeated his threat to push Syrian troops away from Turkish observation posts in Greater Idlib by the end of February.
The Turkish military will likely establish more positions in northwest Syria in the upcoming few days to block the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advance. The establishment of these positions, which don’t appear to be coordinated with Russia or Damascus, could lead to more tension in the region.