Turkey has actually cautioned the Syrian opposition groups in the north-west province of Idlib to get ready for a possible military offensive by the Assad routine and its allies Iran and Russia in the coming days, according to a previous senior opposition authorities.
The details was exposed by the previous spokesperson of the New Syrian Army– now rebranded as the Revolutionary Commando Army– which is part of the US-led Operation Inherent Resolve versus Daesh.
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Mzahem Alsaloum composed on Twitter today: “Turkey informs Idlib factions about a possible armed force operation by Russia, Iran & & Assad in southern [south] of the M4 highway.” He included that another source based in Damascus had actually informed him 2 weeks prior “about preparations and moves in the pro-regime side for a military operation in Idlib.”
As part of the ceasefire offer struck in between Turkey and Russia on 5 March, it was concurred that the tactical M4 highway going through southern Idlib would form the basis of a demilitarised zone which would extend 6 kilometres either side of the highway.
The report comes a day after Russia carried out its very first airstrike on the location of the M4 highway considering that the ceasefire entered into impact.
Over the previous couple of months considering that the offer entered into impact, Turkey has actually likewise been developing its military existence in the province in anticipation of a restored offensive, leading to an approximated 15,000 Turkish soldiers and over 6,000 military lorries having actually been released to the area.
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