Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey will deploy troops in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a so-called de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month.
The issue of troops in Idlib will be voted in the Turkish Parliament today, after which the Turkish army will start operations in the border area to oust “Al-Nusra”.
Judging by the nature of the events, the preparation of the insurgents’ attack was revealed in advance, which led to effective countermeasures, which led to the failure of the offensive in such a short time. A striking contrast with the March events in Northern Hama. By the evening of September 20, according to Syrian sources, the militants were driven out of those areas that they managed to occupy at the cost of large losses, and now the issue of the counteroffensive of the SAA towards Murak is on the agenda in order to take advantage of the consequences of the unsuccessful offensive by militants.
Work continues on the transfer of Turkish armored vehicles to the Turkish-Syrian border, where Turkey shares a border with Idlib.
Apparently they are really preparing the deployment of Turkish troops in the Western districts of Idlib to take control of the border and remove “Al-Nusra”.
Al-Qaeda is creating its most powerful stronghold ever in north-west Syria at a time when world attention is almost entirely focused on the impending defeat of Isis in the east of the country. It has established full control of Idlib province and of a vital Syrian-Turkish border crossing since July. “Idlib Province is the largest al-Qaeda safe haven since 9/11,” says Brett McGurk, the senior US envoy to the international coalition fighting Isis.
Russia, the United States and Jordan have reached an agreement which will allow the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to take over control of virtually all of militant-held southern Syria with the exception of a Coalition-occupied base near the Iraqi border.
The flow of arms to terrorists in Syria continues to flow through Bulgaria.
Polish/Czech armoured vehicle OT-64 Skot formally purchased for the war in Yemen, emerged in Syria in the province of Deraa.
Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, who became widely known after investigations linked with the supply of the US and Saudi Arabia of weapons to terrorists in Syria was fired from the newspaper “Trud” https://trud.bg/ on the eve of another trip to Syria, where she was supposed to continue her research.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday there is evidence that the West is supplying chemical weapons to militants in Syria.
“Yes, it’s true,” she told the state-funded Vesti FM radio station on Thursday morning. “Western countries and regional powers are directly and indirectly supplying militants, terrorists and extremists in Syria with banned toxic substances.”
The war is far from over, but now the contours of key tasks are being seen, the solution of which will allow Talk about the end of the Syrian war.Will this happen in 2018 or later, will depend first of all on the successes of the Syrian military and their Russian and Iranian allies. What we see now is the consistent harvesting of what was planted in 2015-2016 Years. It is not without problems, but the general trend is quite favorable and promises further territorial acquisitions.
After the capture of the capital of the province of Idlib, it was only a matter of time before “Al-Nusra” and those joined to the group will strike at the SAA. The day before yesterday they began to test the defenses of the SAA to the West of Aleppo, in front of Zahraa quarter.
The removal of “irreconcilable” militants from the Lebanese-Syrian border to Idlib.
On the evening of 1 August, there were reports that the United States are leaving Al-Tanf and has sent the special forces that were stationed in Syria to Jordan.
One of the militant groups operating in the area is negotiating a surrender to the SAA.
The Trump administration has decided to halt the CIA’s covert program to equip and train certain rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, two U.S. officials said, a move sought by Assad ally Russia.
In an effort to weaken the Assad regime, in order to solve the issue of the Golan heights, to prevent the strengthening of Iran and relying on benefits long civil war in Syria, where Israel has indirectly supported the Islamic militants, Tel Aviv was surprised to find that the output is worse the military infrastructure of Iran is now directly approaching the Israeli border, and “Hezbollah”, which Israel could not win in 2006, in recent years significantly increased both quantitatively and qualitatively, receiving Russian and Iranian arms, which under the promised “future war” can certainly be used against Israel.
Part of the militant groups in southern Syria refused to participate in U.S.-Russian deal on Syria. Those who refused to participate were the groups associated with “Al-Nusra”, which is not surprising.
Thus, as before, it is possible to diagnose the simple fact that the United States are unable (or unwilling) to exercise full control over those groups, to which they always commit themselves.
On the one hand, you can not hurry with Deir-ez-Zor and move to the oasis Sukhna North, with the intent of connecting with a group of the SAA in the district of Arak. Thus, when connecting the Syrian troops in the oasis of Sukhna, all that will be West of the point of contact of the advancing troops, in fact will be in a huge pot, and will be cut off from the rest of the territory of the Caliphate and most importantly, from the reinforcements from the province of Deir ez-Zor and from Anbar province in Iraq.
The concentration of reserves for an attack on the position of the Caliphate in Eastern Hama and Eastern Homs is the logical consequence of not too successful attempts to directly break the defense of militants in the direction of Akerbat. Unlike high-profile successes in the South of Syria, here the pace of progress is low, the enemy has organized and effective resistance, good use of terrain and tactics of mobile groups to organize a chilling action. The forces that were concentrated in the Eastern Hama in may 2017, was obviously insufficient for the solution of operational tasks that demanded as the transfer of additional forces withdrawn from the Western areas of Raqqa province, and the Russian air support, which should facilitate the solution of command problems.
A leading Egyptian newspaper released a number of documents proving that Saudi Arabia’s new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his counterpart in Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan have long been supporting the ISIL and al-Qaeda terrorist groups’ global operations.
Taking into account the fact that another “ceasefire” has begun and some forces will be thrown from the calmed fronts to finish the Caliphate, we can expect intensification of efforts in East Homs, Eastern Hama and towards Deir-ez-Zor. It is also noted that the frigate Admiral Essen, who came recently to Sevastopol to the place of permanent basing, has already left for a campaign against the shores of Syria. In the near future, significant changes can be expected on the Syrian fronts.