New Turkish military enforcements arrived in Syria’s Idlib over the weekend, the North Press Agency reported on Monday.
The first of Turkey’s military convoys, consisting of 15 vehicles, arrived in Idlib on Saturday, while the second 10-vehicle convoy, which also included infantry and military equipment, entered the province on Sunday, the agency said, citing sources on the ground.
Turkey’s military reinforcements might be followed by others amid the military escalation between rebel groups and the forces of the Damascus government in recent days, sources told North Press.
Idlib remains the last remaining stronghold of Turkish-backed Syrian rebels opposing the Bashar al-Assad government in Damascus.
Since a deal made with Russia in 2018 for the establishment of a de-escalation zone in Idlib, the Turkish military has established 74 posts in the north, west and east of Idlib and 22 posts in Jabal al-Zawiya, in the south of the governorate.