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BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – Forces linked to a powerful Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate militia are reportedly selling military helicopter parts salvaged from a rebel-held airbase in the country’s northwest to the Syrian Arab Air Force, so claim opposition sources.

Opposition sources are accusing Al-Qaeda affiliate group Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) of selling military helicopter parts and equipment from the Taftanaz airbase in northern Idlib (captured by rebel groups in 2013) to Syrian government forces.

Reports by opposition sources state that the Al-Qaeda affiliate militia is loading the salvageable parts and equipment from long-since abandoned military helicopters onto trucks and moving them to Syrian Army lines in southern Idlib where they are sold off to the Syrian government.

The accusation comes at a time when forces of the Turkish Army are preparing to take over the Taftanaz airbase for use as an operations site to monitor a regional ceasefire agreement brokered between Moscow and Ankara.

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??, oh what a tangled web we spin (or weave). Unless Syria and Turkey are actually working together, this is illogical.

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Weird. But this shows that HTS top people are just another bunch of professional mercenaries. While the rank and file maybe still “believes”.