Mar 27, 2020 05:32 UTC
  • Turkey dispatches new military convoy to Syria’s Idlib

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) says Turkey has dispatched new reinforcements to Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, as Ankara beefs up its military presence in the embattled region following a ceasefire reached earlier this month with Moscow to halt an escalation of violence there.

According to reports, the Britain-based war monitor, citing activists requesting anonymity, reported that a Turkish convoy, consisting of nearly 35 military vehicles, crossed into the Syrian territory through Kafr Lusin border crossing on Thursday afternoon, and headed towards Turkish positions.

Earlier in the day, a large Turkish military convoy had entered Syrian territories.

The Observatory also noted that Turkish forces have established an observation post in Kafir village, which lies in the Jisr al-Shughur district of Idlib province.

The development took place only a day after a group of unidentified foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists blew up a bridge on the strategically important M4 highway, which connects the city of Saraqib in Idlib to the coastal city of Latakia in Syria’s west.

Separately, Turkish forces have fired a barrage of mortar shells at Tell Rifaat city, located roughly 40 km north of Aleppo.

SOHR reported that a number of civilians suffered injuries as a result of the shelling.