Turkish forces establish new military post near M4 highway
The strategic position of the new post, which is located near Damascus-Aleppo international highway “M5”, enables Turkish forces and their proxies to monitor the regime forces’ movements on the international highway.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that Turkish forces in the “Putin-Erdogan” area have established a new military post in the eastern neighbourhood of Afes town east of Idlib. The Turkish forces boosted the new post with four armoured military vehicles and 35 soldiers.
The strategic position of the new post, which is located near the Damascus-Aleppo international highway “M5”, enables Turkish forces and their proxies to monitor the regime forces’ movements on the international highway, SOHR noted.
“On December 26, 400 fighters of “National Army” factions operating in the “Putin-Erdogan” area, escorted by Turkish soldiers had undergone training courses on using Turkish armored and tracked military vehicles, including tanks, at Al- Mastoumah camp in Idlib. It is worth noting that this is the first time for Syrian fighters to undergo such training courses,” the observatory said.
According to SOHR sources, Turkish forces are equipping fighters capable of using various types of weapons and heavy gear, for throwing them on the frontlines during military battles instead of Turkish soldiers.
This course came after Turkish forces had trained 200 Syrian fighters to use various types of anti-armour weapons.