Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – A Turkish Army convoy allegedly deployed a U.S.-made air defense system to the Idlib Governorate, Zaman Al-Wasl reported on Friday.

Citing “military news sites”, the publication reported that Turkey deployed the U.S.-made MIM-23 HAWK medium-range surface-to-air system to the Idlib Governorate.

This new report comes a few weeks after photos of the Turkish military sending anti-aircraft missiles to the Idlib Governorate first surfaced via social media.

Turkey established a de-facto no-fly-zone over the northwestern part of the Idlib Governorate last month, as their aircraft shot down at least three Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) jets that attempted to bomb areas near the Hatay Province’s border.

As a result of this move, the Syrian Air Force refrained from targeting sites near the border, which later prompted the Russian military to increase their own strikes over this area.

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2020-03-28 09:41

turkey Erdogon is still a slave of Zionist israel and US . turkey is working for them to occupy Syria northen part. SAA and Russia has to remove turks by force and destroy thier force in Syria.

2020-03-28 07:52

etter consider doing SEAD on these : the Hawk is +/- equivalent to the Russian Buk system. If these aare fit with the latest upgrades, they are pretty dangerous.