BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Turkish military sent a large military convoy to southern Idlib this week amid reports of an impending Syrian Arab Army (SAA) offensive in the area.
According to opposition activists, the Turkish military sent a large military convoy from their Hatay Province to Syria’s Idlib Governorate.
The Turkish military convoy reportedly reached an observation post in Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, which is a large city in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.
Due to several rebel groups redeploying to the front-lines with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Turkish military has increased their presence near the Idlib demilitarized zone.
Turkey has repeatedly expressed that they will not allow the Syrian Arab Army and their allies to push any further into rebel-held Syria, despite ongoing attacks by the militants on the government areas.