Terrorists Preparing for Massive Attacks on Gov’t Troops with Turkish Intelligence Back up
The Arabic language al-Akhbar reported that based on field information, Ankara-backed terrorists are developing plans in close coordination with the Turkish intelligence service to relaunch large-scale attacks on army positions in Housing Project 1070, Jam’iyat al-Zahra and Zahiyeh al-Assad in the Western part of Aleppo city.
Terrorists of al-Tukistani, deployed in two regions of al-Has and Tal (hill) al-Dhaman that overlook Khanasser-Hama road, are also readying to attack the army’s defense lines and cut off the road from central provinces and Damascus to Aleppo.
The preparations made for anti-government assault are not limited to Aleppo and Idlib, and the Turkey-backed terrorists in areas near the towns of Souran, Ma’an and al-Tamanna in Northern Hama are also doing the same stationing new missile launchers, deploying more equipment and digging long trenches in the region to pave the ground for an imminent attack.
A high-ranking security source in the operations room of Syria’s allies disclosd on Thursday that Turkey and al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) have increased contacts in recent days to pressure Russia through certain joint moves in Idlib to make concessions in Astana peace talks.
The source underlined that al-Nusra Front was preparing for several attacks, ordered by Turkey, to weaken the ceasefire.
Ankara also called on the terrorists to launch different attacks on several points so that Russia would be forced to make concessions in Astana negotiations.
The source added that Turkey aimed to persuade the terrorists to show hostile behavior towards the Syrian army to pressure Russia and find a place for al-Nusra Front in the peace talks.
Reports said that senior Turkish military officers were deployed in Western Aleppo and Idlib and coordinate operations with al-Nusra commanders, adding that cooperation between the ISIL and al-Nusra Front would also be witnessed in Syria in the near future.