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Large Turkish Military Build-up On Idlib Border As New Assad Offensive Looms


A large Turkish military convoy reportedly deployed to the border of northwestern Syria last night, the state-owned Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday.

According to the Anadolu report, the Turkish military was comprised of 50 armored vehicles that made their way to the Hatay Province’s border with the Idlib Governorate.

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The Turkish military troops, which were comprised of their commando units, deployed to the Qarqkhan District of the Hatay Province.

While the reason for the deployment was not revealed, it likely has to do with the new reports of a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) offensive in northwestern Syria.

Since May, Turkey has accused the Syrian Army of frequent attacks on some of their observation points. The most recent Syrian Army attack on the Turkish observation post resulted in a hostile exchange between the two parties.

Turkish media aired footage of lines of Turkish military reinforcements headed toward the Syrian border outside Idlib.

The Syrian government has demanded that Turkey completely withdraw from Syria; however, Ankara maintains that they are fighting ‘terrorists’ along their border.

The ‘terrorists’ targeted by the Turkish military are members of the U.S.-backed People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Ankara claims both of these Kurdish-led groups are offshoots of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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