Syria

More Terrorists Escaping to Turkey Ahead of Syrian Army Operation in Idlib

A large number of terrorists are escaping from Idlib to Turkey as the clock is ticking for the Syrian Army’s large-scale operation in Northwestern Syria.

The Arabic-language al-Watan daily quoted media activists as reporting that a large number of terrorists have each paid $250 to human traffickers to cross into Turkey in women’s dress as the army is preparing to kick off a large-scale operation to end terrorists’ presence in Northwestern Syria.

In the meantime, the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news network quoted local sources in Western Idlib as reporting that some have even been forced to pay $1,500 to bribe Turkish gendarmes.

Meanwhile, terrorists of the National Liberation Front arrested 30 more civilians in the towns of Ma’arat al-Nu’aman and Ariha on charges of attempts to join peace with the government forces.

A-Watan had also quoted sources affiliated to terrorists of the National Liberation Front as saying on Monday that the Front fighters did not trust Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and would possibly abandon them in the upcoming battle with the government forces.

It went on to say that Tahrir al-Sham vowed to support its allies, including Jeish al-Izzah and al-Turkistani Islamic Party in Northern Hama and Northeastern Lattakia, while it focused on saving its non-Syrian and Arab members.

The daily further pointed to growing rifts in the terrorist front, adding that the militants did not believe in each other, accusing each other that they already endorsed peace agreement with the Syrian army in covert action similar to the agreements that they had signed with Damascus to retreat from their earlier positions in Homs, Eastern Ghouta and Southern provinces when they lost battles.

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