Turkey-Backed Terrorists Preparing for Large-Scale Offensive in Northern Syria
“The constant monitoring of the movements made by the terrorists, specially at Syria’s borders with Turkey, show that militants have transferred a large volume of military equipment, including tanks, machineguns and ammunition to Idlib,” the source said, adding that a large number of fresh fighters are also under training in military camps.
In the meantime, trainers are preparing suicide attackers for this upcoming operation, the source said.
“Militants’ measures testify that they are planning to carry out a new round of offensives in Northern Syria,” the source said.
“Corroborative evidence and information show that Turkish officers are on Syrian territories and are managing and organizing terrorist groups. The Turkish officers, meantime, are leading the militants with plans and objectives,” the source underlined.
Another security source in the operations room of Syria’s allies disclosed earlier this month that Turkey and al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) increased contacts 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 has 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 aims 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.