Turkish military begins setting up observation posts in Idlib, Syria

Turkish troops enter northern Syria in new operation

The move comes after the Turkish army launched a reconnaissance mission on Sunday as part of efforts by Ankara along with Moscow and Tehran, to set up the zone in line with accords in Astana peace talks.

In western part of Aleppo, in district of Daret Izze in dilib tension reduction zone, public came toger after Friday prayers and supported transfer of Turkish troops to Idlib.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed late Thursday that a military convoy of Turkish forces entered Idlib before heading towards the western part of Aleppo province.

Welcome to Free Syrian Army (FSA) flags and Daret Izze in photo 8.

"Thank you for protecting the Syrian people", they shouted.

Turkey's military has begun setting up observation posts in northwest Syria's militant-controlled Idlib province, its General Staff said Friday, in a bid to stop the fighting there.

The Turkish military operation in Idlib will also include Syrian rebel groups involved in the Euphrates Shield operation that Ankara launched in Syria a year ago further to the east, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.

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The zone is one of several set up around Syria to reduce warfare between rebels, including groups backed by Turkey, and the government, which is supported by both Russian Federation and Iran.

The tskelements crossing Syrian side of border last night by moving from district of Reyhanli in Hatay, are already in north of Idlib.

Turkish troops were initially deployed near Afrin, which is situated next to the Turkish border and which is now held by the PKK/PYD terrorist group.

The agreement aims to ensure the continuation of a cease-fire agreed last December between the three guarantor nations.

In inner regions of Idlib, Turkey will establish observation points outside Russian forces.

"It remains to be seen what happens to the fighters who control Idlib province".

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