BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Syrian and Turkish armed forces have been sending reinforcements to the Idlib Governorate on a daily basis, despite an ongoing ceasefire among the all warring parties in the region.

On Tuesday, the two armies continued their large-scale buildup, with the SAA sending troops to the eastern and southern countrysides of Idlib, while the Turkish military sent reinforcements to the Jisr Al-Shughour District of the governorate.

According to the latest reports from Idlib, the Turkish military has already constructed several observation posts in the governorate since the Moscow Agreement was established on March 5th.

Some reports have even claimed that the Turkish Army now has more than 50 observation posts, which greatly exceeds the original 12 that were established under the September 17th, 2018 Sochi Agreement.

At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army is also building up their forces in the Idlib Governorate, as sources from the military claim an offensive is expected to start soon.

The sources point out that militant forces south of the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway) have refused to withdraw from the area, which is a violation of the Moscow Agreement.

They would add that they are awaiting the Russian military’s consultations with their Turkish counterparts before launching any new offensive.

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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-07 21:09

This is schizophrenic.

Hayton
Hayton
2020-04-08 00:36
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Insanity, certainly. Every botched ceasefire has allowed the Turks to build up their forces and re-arm their Syrian proxies. They’ve got 50 bases now? I’m not surprised. Thousands of troops, hundred of tanks, heavy artillery, attack drones and anti-aircraft missiles – and the Syrian Army generals think they’ll be able to sweep through the Turkish lines and achieve all their objectives in a couple of weeks? The only way the coming offensive might work is if the Russians make it absolutely clear to both sides that any offensive will be a strictly limited operation to clear the jihadists out of… Read more »

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kinggeor
2020-04-08 06:38
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Again we may just be looking at a full press on clearing all combatants from Syria, covering Turkey from Crimea and the NATO on the sidelines from the Med not to mention the Black Sea, Kaliber.

OziGooner
OziGooner
2020-04-08 01:19

What are you waiting for Syria & Russia….Turkey isn’t serious about respecting agreements. Time to level Idlib once & for all….

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gustavo
2020-04-07 17:32

Thanks to Russia, Turkey has been building up strong army inside Syria. Russia should stop pleasing Erdogan.

Long Live Syria
Long Live Syria
2020-04-07 18:04

Turki is ramping up troops build up and now it looks like the kid gloves are off. Earlier they were directly & openly arming the Islamic Jihadis to fight against Russian Forces and SAA and now they have crossed the line and brought in heavy armor & troops. This time Russians have to call the Turkish bluff and tell them no more Sochi agreement & no more cease fire agreements. This troop build up means there will be Russian casualties too. SAA taking on Turkish Military without full support from RUAF & SAF support or without the use of S300… Read more »