BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The Turkish military, alongside their allied militants, launched their offensive in eastern Idlib on Thursday, as they targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the town of Nayrab.

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According to a field report from the front, the Turkish military and their allied militants stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the western flank of Nayrab, resulting in heavy clashes that lasted for a short time.

The report said the Syrian Arab Army was able to foil the Turkish military’s offensive, while also killing some of the latter’s soldiers and allied militants.

A Syrian Army source told RT Arabic that three Turkish military vehicles were destroyed during the brief battle on Thursday; however, this is not confirmed.

At the same time, reports from northwestern Syria indicate that the Russian military has closed off Syrian airspace, preventing the Turkish Air Force from carrying out any missions over the Syrian Army’s positions.

The Turkish Ministry of Defense has yet to comment on the claims by the Syrian Armed Forces.

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FairsFair
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If true, then Erdogan is on risky ground. The Turkish economy is faring poorly and his party has already lost the mayoral election in Istanbul (twice in 3 months) last year.
If his invasion force of Syria is defeated by the SAA then he’s toast politically in Turkey.

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we are all with turkey, whole Muslim world, go ahead Erdogan, we are behind you, milions and milions of smart people, knowing what is the truth and fighting against lies

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Let’s hope you’re right

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Nestor Arapa

Rusia debe pedir que el miserable, hipócrita Erdogan retire sus fuerzas y deje de suministrar armas a sus mercenarios.
Hay necesidad urgente de tomar el pueblo de Sarmadá, Batabo, Hazano para cortar suministros y convoy de apoyo a los terroristas que ingresan de Turquía.

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The anti-Syrian jihadists in Idlib are leftovers anti-Syrian mercenaries funded by Saudi Arabia. The have been initially organized and funded initially by Saudi Prince Badar bin Sultan, and now supported by Saudi Crowd Prince Mohamed bin Salman. Syria, Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah that support Bashar Assad won’t allow them to succeed, but Erdogan loves them for the Saudi $ billions that Saudi throw in to sustain them, and those billions enrich the Turkish economy! The adage: “THE BIGGEST FORTUNES IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND WERE MADE IN WARS” is playing out now in Idlib! It is not about democracy in… Read more »

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The problem with Putin and Russia in general is that they want to play by the book…They want everything using “International Law” and agreements signed on paper when their opponents don’t even care about that. They have studied the Russian weakness for quite a while now…Putin calls USA and the West “OUR PARTNERS” .No they are not your partners. Turkey blatantly shot down a Russian plane and went smiling to Moscow and got the S-400s and idlib as part of the deal…What did Russia get? EGG ON FACE! In the North the USA is spitting on their face blocking their… Read more »

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What horseshit your a fake and a dumb troll writing nonsense.

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Nestor Arapa

Comparto tu comentario… Putín muchas veces a complacido al terrorista Erdogan.

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Coucoumanga : you obviously don’t get how international politics work…

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You might be right. Sometimes I think Russia is scared of taking the fight to the US. I think they should, as I’ve become convinced that US military power is wildly exaggerated and that Russia would actually win a conventional war. I don’t see the US daring to use nuclear weapons – I think the US knows that its mainland will get utterly destroyed too, and turned into a radioactive wasteland, if they go nuclear. Having said that though, the Russian strategy with regards to Turkey may have been to pacify Turkey while clearing most of Syria of terrorists. Making… Read more »

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I’ve always said that the Russians can play a bad hand better than most other nations. They survived the Mongols, Napoleon, the Nazis, Nippon, and Russia will continue to keep the overbearing USA at bay and neutralize that last’s attempt at destabilizing Russia (China, pay attention). In fact since the 1990s, the USA, at the height of its power, together with NATO broke up Yugoslavia against the wishes of a weakened Russia n government coming off the spilt up of the old Soviet union. Russia was then lead by the drunken Boris Yeltsin whose corrupt officials either grabbed or sold… Read more »