Turkey is attempting to turn Hama and Idlib into a neverending war zone as the latest militant offensives have tried to change the front–lines in these governorates, Syrian military expert Haytham Hassoun told the Arabic–language version of Sputnik News on Friday.
“During the past weeks, armed groups have been carrying out successive attacks in order to change the lines of contact and control over its geography.”
“But after these groups were able to achieve several gains, the Syrian Arab Army contained these attacks and turned them into a battle of attrition against these terrorist groups. The Syrian Army managed to inflict heavy losses among these terrorists,” he told Radio Sputnik .
Hassoun said that “overthe past few hours, the Syrian Air Force has begun targeting the headquarters of the leadership and the launching sites of terrorist groups supported by the Turkish occupation forces.”
“The balance of power is now in the interest of the Syrian Arab Army, but it is about the political goal and what Turkey wants by turning this region into a continuous arena of operations. They seek to control new sites through repeated attacks, especially ones that occurred in the past days in the eastern Latakia countryside.”
Previously, the Fars News Agency of Iran made a similar claim about Turkey’s intentions and with their upcoming operations east of the Euphrates, it appears that this alleged plan might come to fruition.