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Turkish Army Sends More Troops to Borders with Syria Ahead of Idlib Battle

The Turkish Army has dispatched more convoys of troops and military equipment to borders with Syrian as Damascus troops are standing orders to start a major assault on Idlib, a Turkish state news agency reported on Monday.

Anadolu news agency reported that the Turkish army has dispatched a long convoy of advanced tanks and a large number of military trucks to Hatay region at border with Syria.

In the meantime, media activists reported that a convoy of Turkish army, including 12 vehicles, moved towards Yalada’a region near al-Yamziyeh passageway at the border with Syria.

Another military convoy with thirty trucks, carrying tanks, has moved toward Bab al-Hawa region, the sources added.

Also, the Syrian army has gathered a large number of ready-to-fight forces and a large volume of military hardware in Northwestern Syria to kick off a major operation against terrorists in Idlib, Aleppo, Hama and Lattakia provinces.

Kurdish-language Hawar News quoted field sources in Aleppo province as reporting on Saturday that the Turkish army dispatched a sum of 500 Ankara-backed militants to the Bab al-Hawa border-crossing between the town of Reihanly in Hatay province and al-Artab region in Aleppo.

It further said that a fresh wave of tensions and defections covered the terrorist front over participation in the upcoming final battle with the Syrian army as a part of the Ankara-backed militants intend to surrender and some others are fleeing the region.

Hawar news went on to say that a number of terrorists of the Ankara-backed al-Shamiyeh Front sold their weapons and fled to Turkey.

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