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Turkish-backed terrorists mostly abandon east Idlib for upcoming sham fight in Afrin

20 January 2018 14:00

 

The Turkish-backed rebels seem uninterested in defending the eastern part of the Idlib Governorate, as thousands of their fighters prepare to storm the YPG-held Afrin Canton.

Over the last 48 hours, the Turkish-backed rebels have sent a large number of reinforcements to the Afrin Canton, despite the fact they are losing a lot of ground in the Idlib Governorate to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Islamic State (ISIS).

Making matters worse for their forces in Idlib, the Turkish-backed rebels appear to have conceded the Abu Dhuhour Military Airport, which was once their largest base in the eastern part of the province.

With Turkey focused on Afrin, the rebel forces have no choice but to take the war to the Kurdish YPG in northwestern Aleppo, even if that means losing half of the Idlib Governorate.

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