BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The Turkish military will not withdrawal from any observation posts, despite being encircled by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Idlib Governorate, the Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar said on Sunday.

“In no way will we evacuate 12 observation points heroically carrying out their mission of ensuring the cease-fire; we are not going to leave,” Akar told army commanders in the Hatay Province.

Akar’s comments came just days after the Syrian Arab Army encircled their observation post in the town of Al-Sarman, which is located in the Ma’arat Al-Nu’man District of southeastern Idlib.

Akar said the troops at these observation points have been ordered to respond without hesitation if they are attacked or harassed.

In September 2018, Turkey and Russia agreed to turn Idlib into a de-escalation zone in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.

The agreement between Russia and Turkey was reaffirmed in October after Ankara launched a large-scale military operation in northeastern Syria.

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ENCIRCLE AND STARVE THOSE UNHUMAN STUFFS!

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Ray Douglas

That’s good. The more hostages the better. The Syrian army now have some leverage when telling the Turks to get out of Syria.

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Nestor Arapa

Hipócrita Erdogan, nunca respetó los acuerdos, que se queden ahí, con el avance del ejercito Sirio muy pronto quedarán aislados al cortar sus suministros.
El gobierno Sirio está obligado a expulsar terroristas de toda Siria incluyendo al ejercito Turco

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Do not forget to install jammers to disrupt their communications and block any supply from arriving. When they’ll run out of food, they will surrender.

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You live in a fantasy land.

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Stern Daler

@death 2, they must not be harrased which excludes blocking.
But maybe lay mines and such.