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Turkish army tanks in Idlib, monitoring zones established

Turkish army tanks in Idlib, monitoring zones established

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from Antakya, along Turkey's border with Syria, said: "This is what we know so far: dozens of military vehicles have crossed into Syria".

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deployment of almost 16 armored vehicles, five tanks and a military force late Thursday came days after Turkey sent reconnaissance missions to the area.

The army said its forces in Syria were conducting operations in line with rules of engagement agreed with Russian Federation and Iran.

Turkish troops deployed to the Sheikh Barakat hilltops along the Aleppo/Idlib provincial border during the overnight hours of October 12-13 to reinforce the northern de-escalation zone in Idlib recently carved out in * a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/182111?q=astana" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" *Astana negotiations last month.

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As Turkish troops deployed in the area, residents of the Darat Izza district - a de-escalation zone set up in Aleppo's western countryside - cheered for Turkey and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to AA. "Tonight, Turkish Armed Forces jointly with the FSA units started an operation in Idlib", the president said.

That operation was also aimed at stopping the YPG using its own advances against Daesh to link Afrin with the much larger area it controls in northeastern Syria.

In the area taken by the Euphrates Shield campaign, Turkey has made changes to local governance that indicate it may be laying a foundation for long term ties with that part of Syria.

The people in Syria's Idlib tension reduction zone held a show of love and support after Friday prayers to elements of Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), which were transferred to region to create observation points for pursuit of ceasefire regime.


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