Report: Turkey Helping Terrorists Reinvigorate Positions in Demilitarized Zone in Syria’s Idlib
The terrorist groups, deployed in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib, have reinvigorated their positions with the assistance of the Turkish Army’s truce monitoring posts since the conclusion of the Sochi Agreement over Idlib, a senior Syrian military source said on Saturday.
The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted the source as reporting that the Syrian Army has been monitoring terrorists’ movements in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib on a daily basis, adding that the terrorists have not retreated from their positions in the demilitarized zone created by Sochi Agreement, and rather set up more positions along the contact lines with the Syrian troops.
It further said that the Turkish troops, deployed in truce monitoring posts in Southern Idlib and Northern Hama have been providing logistical support for the terrorist groups.
The report further said that the army’s artillery units targeted and destroyed two bulldozers of the terrorists that were building more bunkers and positions near the Turkish army’s truce monitoring posts in Morek and Sarman, adding that most of the terrorist-held regions are close to the Turkish monitoring posts in Sarman in Eastern Idlib and Morek in Northern Hama.
The London-based pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights quoted different sources from the terrorist groups stationed in Northern Syria as saying on Wednesday that Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and other militant groups did not retreat from the weapons-free zone in the four provinces of Lattakia, Hama, Idlib and Aleppo.
They added that the militants were present in the towns, villages and regions from Lattakia to Hama, Idlib and Southwestern Aleppo which was earlier named as demilitarized zone by the Turkish and Russian leaders in Sochi agreement.
Erdogan had on Wednesday claimed that the terrorists started withdrawal from the arms-free zone in Idlib.