BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 P.M.) – The Turkish military has given the jihadist rebels inside the Idlib buffer zone one last warning to leave the designated demilitarized area, Syria’s Al-Watan newspaper reported this morning.
Citing a source from the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front, Al-Watan reported that Ankara has repeatedly sent warnings to the jihadist groups about remaining inside the demilitarized zone that is located inside the Idlib, Aleppo, Latakia, and Hama provinces.
The Al-Watan report said that if the jihadist rebels refuse to leave the buffer zone, Turkey will allow the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian Air Force to resume their operations against them in northwestern Syria.
As of now, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their jihadist allies like the Turkestan Islamic Party continue to operate inside the Idlib buffer zone.
The Syrian Arab Army has already sent several warnings to these groups about remaining in the Idlib buffer zone.
All of the Syrian Arab Army’s warnings have been ignored by the jihadist rebels, prompting them to begin building up their troops around the northern Latakia, eastern Idlib, and western Aleppo fronts.