Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Over 200 Turkish military vehicles have entered northwestern Syria today amid a large-scale advance by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Idlib and Aleppo governorates.

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According to a military source in nearby Hama, the Turkish military has deployed several of these reinforcements across the Idlib Governorate, including front-line areas where the Syrian Army is currently advancing.

The source said the Turkish military is attempting to block the Syrian Arab Army’s current push towards the crossroads city of Saraqib, which is located along both the Latakia-Aleppo Highway (M-4) and Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5)

If the Syrian Army were to capture Saraqib, they would have full control over the Aleppo-Damascus Highway for the first time since 2011.

This would also be a major victory for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and a major setback for the opposition, as the latter’s control over parts of the highway has been a bargaining chip at the negotiations table.

 

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Ehh! What have the Turks in the various parts of Syria that they control done in the last 9 years to stop jihadis harassing and killing local Syrians?
Now they want to prevent the Syrian Government from regaining those same areas to establish order and safety for ordinary Syrians???

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Yes! Erdog believes himself the Ottomaniac sultan, so all the Levant, the Arabian peninsula and north-Afrca belong to him!

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Ahh. Abu Bakr has mobilized and sent reinforcements huh..good..Russians just bomb them & tell them you thought they were Rebels & Terrorists. Immediately after that you call for a cease fire and wait for 3 days for all the hue & cry to settle and then start to bomb again.

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If the Turks put themselves in the middle of a war zone attempting to protect Jihadists they should expect to be killed

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Nope because the know SAA can’t handle a full scale Turkish invasion… Just read a little about Turkish military, it’s a powerful army, unfortunately for their neighbours…

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OziGooner

Message to erDOGan……[email protected] off from Syria NOW !!!!