Turkish forces set up positions in Syria
Turkish forces have started setting up observation positions that appear aimed at containing Kurdish militia in Syria’s Idlib province, according to a senior rebel involved in the operation.
“The allied Turkish armed forces have entered Syrian territory and begun setting up observation posts,” said Mustafa Sejari, an official in a Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel group.
Turkey sent a convoy of about 30 military vehicles into rebel-held northwest Syria through the Bab al-Hawa crossing in Idlib.
President Tayyep Erdogan announced the deployment on Saturday, saying the army had launched a reconnaissance mission in a bid to create a de-escalation zone.