Turkish troops entered Syria’s northwest Idlib province, according to reports came on late Thursday. A first convoy of the military operation that Turkey is carrying out in Syria’s Idlib province crossed into the area late on Thursday.
The convoy included about 30 military vehicles, and it entered Syria near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing.
It was heading to Sheikh Barakat, a hilltop that overlooks large areas of rebel-held northwestern Syria, but also overlooks the Afrin area held by the Kurdish YPG militia.
The convoy was escorted by fighters from Tahrir al-Sham.
The entry of the Turkish army is within the agreement to reduce the escalation signed in the Sixth Astana Conference, which included the deployment of forces to monitor the cessation of fighting in Idlib area by the Turkish army.
— EHA News (@eha_news) October 12, 2017
Report: First Turkish military convoy enters Syria's Idlib pic.twitter.com/TfUNfwVgx3
— Press TV (@PressTV) October 12, 2017
— Sorwar Alam (@sorwar_alam) October 12, 2017
— coskunakyol🇹🇷 (@coskunakyol) October 12, 2017
#BREAKING Trukish tanks enter to Idlib, as it starts to implement the agreement with Russia and Iran
— Guy Elster (@guyelster) October 12, 2017
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