Turkey establishes new observation posts in Syria’s Idlib

Turkey establishes new observation posts in Syria’s Idlib

IDLIB – Anadolu Agency
Turkey establishes new observation posts in Syria’s Idlib

Turkey has announced that it formed its sixth observation post in the Idlib province of Syria as part of the Astana Agreement with Russia and Iran, as its offensive has continued against the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in neighboring Afrin since Jan. 20.

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) announced on Feb. 15 that Observation Post No. 8 was formed in the Surman region of the Idlib province as part of efforts to de-escalate tension and to monitor ceasefire between the Syrian regime and the opposition groups.

Turkey has now six monitoring posts in Idlib and will create another six in the province as part of the Astana Agreement. Russian troops will monitor the ceasefire outside the borders of Idlib.

The first three observations posts were located in October 2017 and November 2017 on a line between Idlib and Afrin but the most recent ones are in southern Idlib.

Idlib, Syria, de-escalation