Map of the situation around the Syrian region of Afrin, February 15, 2018.

Within the military operation that has been carried out since January 20 against “terrorist groups” operating in Syria, the Turkish Army has installed a new observation post in the province of Idlib, in the north-west of the Arab country.

“A convoy of the Turkish Army has begun on Thursday to establish a new ceasefire observation point in a de-escalation zone in north-western Syria,” Anadolu reported, citing his correspondent there.

The official Turkish agency states that the convoy crossed the Turkish-Syrian border on Wednesday night and deployed in the village of Es Sirman, near the strategic city of Maaret al-Numan, in the southeast of the demilitarized area of ​​Idlib. , to install the post.

The new observation center is located about 70 kilometers from the Turkish border, adds Anadolu, about 10 kilometers from the nearest place where there are Syrian Army troops.

This same Thursday, Turkish sources have confirmed that the Army of the Eurasian country has captured, along with the so-called ‘Syrian rebels’ supported by Ankara, the villages of Qude and Durga, which were in the hands of the Popular Protection Units (YPG, by its initials in Kurdish).

On the other hand, the general services of the Turkish Army have issued a statement according to which, since the beginning of the operation Rama de Olivo against the Syrian Kurds, 1528 “terrorists” have been “neutralized”.

Turkey continues its offensive in Syria despite complaints by Damascus of the violation of its sovereignty. The attacks have killed hundreds of civilians in the city of Afrin (northern Syria) since Turkey launched its operation.


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