Turkish forces set up positions in Syria

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.


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