Not less than 430 units of Turkish military equipment were redeployed.
The Turkish army has significantly strengthened its presence in the Syrian province of Idlib. For the last day not less than 430 units of Turkish military equipment were relocated to this region in Northern Syria, according to the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
Earlier in the day it was reported that the Syrian army captured the strategically important town of Saraqib in Idlib. Syrian state television showed footage showing the empty streets of Saraqib, destroyed after weeks of bombing with the support of the Russian space forces.
According to SOHR, the Syrian army took over and the whole plot M5 highway in Idlib, linking the capital Damascus to the second largest city of Syria Aleppo. Now to regain control over the entire motorway, the soldiers of President Bashar al-Assad is left to take control of only a 30 km stretch of the M5 in the neighboring province of Aleppo.
From the very beginning of the conflict in Syria, Turkey has supported the Syrian rebels. In 2015, Russia was on the side of President Bashar al-Assad. As a result, the Assad regime managed to turn the tide of the civil war in their favor. Now the Syrian army, supported by aviation of Russia conducts a massive offensive against militias in Idlib.
February 5, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued an ultimatum demanded that Damascus until the end of February to withdraw troops in Idlib from the Turkish observation posts. If the Syrian soldiers did not do this, then the Turkish army itself will drive them, Erdogan said. In January, Erdogan has accused Russia of violating agreements on Syria.
The Syrian army, supported by aviation of Russia conducts a massive offensive against militias in Idlib, which have the support of Turkey. February 3, in the region has witnessed fierce clashes between Syrian and Turkish soldiers, which killed more than 20 people.