In recent hours, Russian media have claimed that the Turkish military has tried to establish control over the Syrian capital Idlib, but has suffered serious damage.
According to the spread information, within three hours the Syrian army managed to successfully destroy Turkish armored personnel carriers and tanks, with a total of 10 units reported.
The information has not been confirmed so far by either the Syrian authorities or the Turkish authorities, but comes from a local source in the Idlib area, who posted photos on social media of the destroyed Turkish equipment. In his post, the source said that this in the photos is not a video game, but real Turkish armored vehicles in Neirab, Idlib, achieved by the Syrian army in just three hours.
According to some experts, it is possible that the Turkish attack took place in the same region, given that only a few weeks ago, Turkey carried out a large transport of military armored vehicles in Syria, which we also reported.
The question remains if the destruction of Turkish armored vehicles is confirmed, whether it was done by the Syrian army or with the help of Russian fighters, given that it is in this region, as well as in Aleppo, that Russia has repeatedly responded to strikes and attacks. and attacks showing zealous defense of these territories.
So far, however, there is no official confirmation from the Russian military that they have carried out such attacks in the last 12 hours.
Recall that on September 25 Turkish artillery and pro-Turkish military units have launched an artillery attack in Al-Hasakah province.
According to local sources, the artillery strikes were aimed at residential buildings in the vicinity of the city of Abu Rasin. The attacks by Turkish and pro-Turkish troops were carried out on September 24th, according to Russian media.
What is reported by local sources has caused damage to residential buildings, property damage, but so far there is no information about casualties after the civilian population or among the Syrian troops.
Many experts and analysts point out that this is not an isolated incident. According to them, in recent weeks, the Turkish military and their pro-Turkish partners in the region have carried out similar attacks on residential buildings in various areas, but mostly concentrated in Hasaka province. Experts say this is an attempt by the pro-Turkish troops to expel the local population, entire families and genealogies so that they [the pro-Turkish soldiers and their families – ed.] Can take their places.
War in Syria
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.