BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Turkish military has sent a large convoy of reinforcements to the Syrian province of Idlib, today, after a string of jihadist losses at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
According to pro-opposition activists, the Turkish military sent reinforcements from the Hatay Province to the southern countryside of Idlib, where they already have several observation posts.
These Turkish Army reinforcements are meant to bolster their military presence in Idlib and prevent the government forces from expanding further north of Hama’s provincial border.
The Syrian Arab Army has already captured over 15 areas in the northwestern countryside of Hama; this includes the former militant strongholds of Kafr Naboudeh and Qal’at Al-Madiq.
While the Turkish reinforcements are precautionary, a source from the Syrian Arab Army told Al-Masdar last week that the military currently has no plans to push to Idlib city, despite the rumors.
Currently, the Turkish military possesses 12 observation posts throughout northwestern Syria, with their largest concentration in the southern region of Idlib.