BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – It doesn’t look like the jihadist rebels in northern Latakia are planning on adhering to the new buffer zone agreement, as they were spotted raising new trenches near the Syrian Arab Army’s front-lines.
Based on new footage obtained by the Sputnik News Agency, the jihadist rebels of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) raised new trenches around the key town of Kabbani, which is supposed to be a part of the new buffer zone agreement that was established in Sochi on September 17th.
This move by the Turkestan Islamic Party indicates that they have no intent on withdrawing from the area, despite repeated threats from both the Turkish and Russian forces.
As shown in the footage below, the Syrian Arab Army was monitoring the jihadist forces very closely in the Kurdish Mountains:
A source from the Syrian Arab Army told Al-Masdar shortly after the Sochi agreement that their troops were still planning on launching the Latakia offensive because they do not believe TIP and their allies from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham would adhere to any ceasefire.