BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that his country will do whatever is necessary, including ground and air means in order to push the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) beyond the Turkish observation posts in Idlib by the end of the month.

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He also stated that at least 14 Turkish troops had been killed by Syria, adding that the Turkish-backed rebels in Idlib are now mobilized against Damascus. In addition, Erdogan accused Syria and Russia of attacks against civilians in Idlib, threatening to attack Syrian forces outside of Idlib Province in the event of an offensive.

The Turkish President vowed to shoot down Syrian aircraft in Idlib as his nation’s forces and their allies attempt to regain the territories they lost Idlib.

Addressing the situation in Syria, the Kremlin stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin had held phone talks with his Turkish counterpart, agreeing to implement a memorandum they had reached in Sochi and to stop the escalation in the region. They have also agreed on additional contacts between the countries’ defence bodies.

The Syrian Army started an offensive in January, after reporting multiple ceasefire breaches by various militant factions in Idlib, which is still partially under the control of jihadists, including the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) terrorist organisation.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Then the Turks should not be supplying jihadis from their observation posts that are in occupied parts of Idlib. In fact, the Turks should just pack up their gear and return to their own country. As the current situation has the Turks being more of a hindrance for the Syrian Government attempting to removing the foreign terrorists.

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If Turkey shot down SAF jets..it means that Turkish outpost would be destroyed and Turkish heli will not be able to rescue injured soldiers.

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@RH, Turkey supplied the means to shoot down the Syrian helicopter.

The Caliph from Ankara will continue till air defense in the hands of irregulars destroys Turk tourism industry.

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@fair, exactly. Turks must take their Akıncı of JIhaD and their families back. They are no civilian population.

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The Caliph from Ankara will soon cry for NATO. And NATO will not help.
Turks will return home in body bags.

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NATO has already warned that since Turkey act as aggressor, Ch.5 of the charter doesn’t applies.

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Osma AQ then Abu Bakr Daesh and now ErDOG Turki Islamic Jihadis. The show MUST GO ON..
Turki will eventually make a mistake of shooting at a plane and it will be a RUAF instead of SAF just like Ukraine Airline was shot in Iran and then things will go out of hand. If ErDog is so interested in the Civilians he can take them into Ankara & protect them, else leave them to President Bashar Assad & Syrian Govt who will handle them.

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This Jihadi lover does not give a rats a__ about civilians. He and his clan have got rich looting Syria. He is a scammer just like Mafia Don. I can not wait for his illegal museum on Syrian land is blow to pieces.

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Actually here Putin in his usual subtle talk is saying that he agrees that the Turkish foreign aggressors and invaders of Syria who have failed to honor the Sochi deescalation agreement by October 2018 have the go ahead to attack the legitimate Syrian government forces and drive them out from their sovereign land and install his foreign Al-Qaida mercenary terrorists instead. It is also obvious that Erdogan intends to use the Putin supplied S400 against the Syrian government Air Force while he only gave the Syrian government obsolete and worthless S300’s.

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If SyAAF flies at low altitude, S-400 can’t see them at 100m altitude only 40km from its radar’s location! You need AWACS to provide low altitude target, and S-400 ISN’T able to network with Turkish E-7 Wedgetail.
S-400 is nothing else than a S-300PMU-3 renamed for commercial purposes!

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Time to consider the use of S-300 on TAF