Turkish observation posts established in Greater Idlib to prevent the Syrian Army operation against terrorists are being encircled one by one.
The most recent post was besieged by Syrian troops near Tal Toqan, east of the militant-held town of Saraqib. Saraqib is a well-known stronghold of al-Qaeda-linked groups like Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and the Turkistan Islamic Party.
Pro-government soruces expect that the Syrian Army will make even more gains in the area in the coming hours. So, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham & Co are in a critical situation.
The advances by government forces caused a strong negative reaction from Ankara and Washington. Turkey is actively deploying troops and equipment in the militant-held part of Idlib province. These forces are expected to be used to contain the Syrian Army offensive and rescue remaining members of Idlib radical groups from the justice.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan even threatened the Syrian Army with a military action if it does not withdraw from the area near Turkish observation posts. In other words, Ankara wants the Syrians to abandon their own land and give up in the battle against al-Qaeda.
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