Turkish Army Sends More Troops to Borders with Syria Ahead of Idlib Battle

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The Turkish Army has dispatched more convoys of troops and military equipment to borders with Syrian as Damascus troops are standing orders to start a major assault on Idlib, a Turkish state news agency reported on Monday.

Anadolu news agency reported that the Turkish army has dispatched a long convoy of advanced tanks and a large number of military trucks to Hatay region at border with Syria.

In the meantime, media activists reported that a convoy of Turkish army, including 12 vehicles, moved towards Yalada’a region near al-Yamziyeh passageway at the border with Syria.

Another military convoy with thirty trucks, carrying tanks, has moved toward Bab al-Hawa region, the sources added.

Also, the Syrian army has gathered a large number of ready-to-fight forces and a large volume of military hardware in Northwestern Syria to kick off a major operation against terrorists in Idlib, Aleppo, Hama and Lattakia provinces.

Kurdish-language Hawar News quoted field sources in Aleppo province as reporting on Saturday that the Turkish army dispatched a sum of 500 Ankara-backed militants to the Bab al-Hawa border-crossing between the town of Reihanly in Hatay province and al-Artab region in Aleppo.

It further said that a fresh wave of tensions and defections covered the terrorist front over participation in the upcoming final battle with the Syrian army as a part of the Ankara-backed militants intend to surrender and some others are fleeing the region.

Hawar news went on to say that a number of terrorists of the Ankara-backed al-Shamiyeh Front sold their weapons and fled to Turkey.

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