DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:25 P.M.) – Turkish authorities announced the border area between Hatay province and Syria a security and military zone for at least 1 days.
This includes the areas expanding from Afrin region in north Aleppo all the way to Idlib province border with Turkey.
During the 15 days period, no journalists are allowed in, and no photos or videos shall be posted from inside the announced military zone.
Turkey has previously threatened to launch a major attack against the Kurdish forces stationed in northern Aleppo and eastern Syria.
This comes as the Idlib agreement falters due to jihadists’ refusal to withdraw from the de-militarized zone.
Jihadi forces in Idlib and northern Hama have repeatedly attacked the Syrian Army positions along the frontlines.
In another context, more than 260,000 Syrian refugees have returned to Syria from Turkey, mainly to northern Aleppo countryside currently under the control of Turkish-backed rebels.