BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – Turkish unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) reportedly carried out attacks on a vehicle carrying members of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Sunday.

In a report released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the monitor cited an incident on Sunday when a Turkish drone hit a vehicle belonging to HTS near the town of Al-Nayrab; this resulted in the death of at least two members of the jihadist group.

The Turkish drone strike came in response to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s attack on the Turkish military’s observation posts in the Idlib Governorate.

“This attack follows targeting by HTS to Turkish posts in Al-Nayrab area as a respond to the killing of four protestors, including HTS members, participating in Al-Karama sit-in held on the M4 highway after Turkish forces opened fire on area,” the SOHR report said.

Tensions between Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkish Army have recently flared up in Idlib, as the latter has repeatedly forced the jihadist group to disperse from their demonstrations along the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway).

Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham has even gone as far as firing shots at Turkish soldiers, which later resulted in the Turkish Army destroying their barriers along the M-4 Highway and forcibly ending HTS’ demonstrations.

Per the March 5th Moscow Agreement, the Turkish and Russian armed forces will conduct joint patrols along the M-4 Highway; however, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham has repeatedly violated the agreement by blocking the Russian military’s path along the roadway.

This move has prompted the Turkish military to get more aggressive against the jihadist forces, so that their Russian partners can complete their patrols along the M-4 Highway.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share
ALSO READ  Syrian-Iranian military agreement is 'first step' to breaking Caesar Act: Shaaban

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

2 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Joshua Metz
Joshua Metz
2020-04-27 01:22

The SOHR is a fraud organization and it’s news is always faulty. Can’t believe al-masdar is quoting it. Probably a new guy working at the site 🙂 .

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-04-27 16:19

A fun thing to do would be Spetznasz or Syrian SOFs disguised as HTS/Nusra and other groups doing attacks on Turkish militaries in order to pour oil on the fire 😉