Syrian security forces confiscated the truck that belonged to the Turkish al-Yaman medical company as it was carrying over 25 tons of supplies in the northwestern Syrian province of Aleppo, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported on Saturday.
“Al-Yaman Company in Istanbul is sending medicine, equipment, and medical supplies to Daesh organization in Manbej and Mosul and to other terrorist groups,” said a Syrian military source.
The source added that a militant commander was also arrested along with the shipment.
Turkey has on multiple occasions been accused of aiding and abetting militant groups operating in Syria with reports saying that Ankara actively trains and arms Takfiri militants there, and facilitates their safe passage into the Arab country. Ankara has also been accused of buying smuggled oil from Daesh.
Last week, Syrian intelligence forces said that they have captured another haul of medical supplies near Aleppo that came from Turkey and was destined for Daesh terrorists in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
A colonel in Syria’s Military Intelligence Directorate, Hussein al-Omar, said the truck loaded with some 25 tons of medicine and hospital supplies, including a number of dialysis machines, had entered Syria from Turkey’s Bab al-Hawa international border crossing and was heading for Mosul.
Last year, Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, posted footage purportedly showing Turkish MIT intelligence trucks carrying weapons to Takfiri groups in Syria in 2014.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. Damascus says Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are the main supporters of the militants fighting the government forces.