BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to launch a large-scale offensive in the Idlib Governorate amid the refusal of the militant groups to withdraw from the designated safe zone that was established by the Moscow Agreement on March 5th.
According to a military source in northwestern Syria, the Syrian and Russian military forces have sent more reinforcements to the Idlib Governorate this week, with the latter’s personnel consisting mostly of advisers.
The Russian military gave the Turkish forces until the end of March to clear the safe zone along the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway); however, they have failed to remove these militants from the area.
This was one of the stipulations of the Moscow Agreement, which Turkey helped establish in order to implement a ceasefire in the Idlib Governorate.
A convoy of Russian military equipment was filmed heading towards the Idlib Governorate this week, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) prepares to resume their offensive against the militant forces in the region.
A convoy of Russian artillery to Syria. pic.twitter.com/dEWkiipbDB
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