BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – A Turkish military convoy arrived in Reyhanli in Turkey’s border province of Hatay on Sunday en route to the country’s border with Syria’s Idlib Governorate, according to local media reports.
According to local media, the military convoy arrived from the direction of Kirikhan.
The deployment followed a statement by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Antalya on Saturday where he said Turkey was “working hard” to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Idlib.
Recently, the Turkish military has increased their presence around the Idlib and Aleppo governorates in order to potentially halt any advance by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies around these provinces.
However, despite the Turkish military’s buildup in Idlib and Aleppo, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies do not seem to be backing down.
In fact, they have intensified their assault in the Idlib and Hama governorates over the past 24 hours, as they prepare to launch their large-scale ground attack.