BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – Turkey proposed and implemented a 72-hour-long ceasefire in northwestern Syria over the weekend to reinforce several front-lines with their rebel proxy forces, a source from the Syrian military told Al-Masdar News this morning.

“This ceasefire was used by Turkey to redeploy their terrorists from occupied Afrin to Hama,” the source from the Syrian Army’s 11th Division stated, adding that “Turkey begged Russia for a ceasefire and they agreed. They do this every time their terrorists lose ground.”

The ‘terrorists’ referenced in the quote are members of the Turkish-backed Euphrates Shield forces, who recently redeployed from the Afrin region in northern Aleppo to the Idlib-Hama axis.

As soon as they arrived in northwestern Hama, they began launching heavy attacks along the Kafr Naboudeh front. Despite their best efforts, however, they were unable to make any gains.

On Monday evening, the Euphrates Shield joined forces with the jihadist rebel groups in northwestern Syria to launch a large-scale counter-offensive in Kafr Naboudeh. The jihadist groups are claiming they have seized Kafr Naboudeh; however, no visual proof has been released to corroborate their reports.

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Vlad should be ashamed at how easily he gets played by the Sultan.

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I don’t think that you play Tsar Vladimir so easily. One of the most potential end-game I see coming is the balkanisation of Turkey into a Sèvres Treaty v2.0, likely with a Kurdistan extended to Adana. BTW, Erdogan himself predicted, in 2016, that would Turkey lose this war that, I quote, “They would re-impose the Sèvres Treaty on us”… Well, he’s on a very good way to lose and he managed to upset… errr… Everybody? Last year, he sought Chinese loans and toned down his rethorc on China for a while, now he calls the “Belt and Road Initiative” a… Read more »

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well, DB, I share your hopes, but i don’t think Turkey will fall apart anytime soon – yet to think of eis tan polin being Konstantinople again: megali idea!

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Exactly done according to Coran.
Mujahideen only accept ceasefire when losing and take profit from it to “reload”, not to search for peace…

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Stern Daler

@Daeshbags-Sux, more like XMS truce. It is Ramadan now.

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When the terrorists are going to loose, Erdogan obtains a ceasefire from Putin ! Shame !

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Nestor Arapa

Una ves mas Erdogan se sale con la suya y Putin queda como idiota, por qué no entienden que Erdogan es cabeza de la Hermandad Musulmana (terroristas).

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Karel Vd Geest

SAA had the same chance, but did not reinforce. Their mistake. What is wrong with SAA Command?