Contents tagged with Idlib

  • Two Turkish soldiers killed by Assad’s airstrikes in Idlib

    Two Turkish soldiers were killed, and two others were wounded in an airstrike in Idlib province in northwestern Syria. According to the Turkish Defense Ministry, the airstrike was carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government forces.

    In response, Turkish forces attacked Syrian government military facilities, two anti-aircraft missile systems, three tanks and vehicles, and killed 114 Syrian military.

    Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara plans to push …

  • Syria deploys Shilka, Gvozdika and T-72 in fight for Idlib

    The Syrian government army has deployed a Shilka self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon system, a Gvozdika howitzer and a T-72 tank in the southern part of the Idlib province. The vehicles were caught in a video published by the Ruptly agency and shared on Twitter.

    According to the latest figures, the Syrian regime forces and the Iranian forces allied with them have lost 16 BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, three Shilkas, seven self-propelled howitzers and 14 tanks, including one T-90, in Idlib …

  • Turkey deploys Leopard tanks in Syria

    Damascus and Ankara have both been amassing forces in Idlib, deploying reserves on the front line in the northwestern part of Syria. Heightened deployment activity was noted on February 22.

    For the first time, the reinforcements dispatched by Ankara to the front line have included Leopard 2A4 battle tanks, the primary strike force of Turkey’s infantry. All of the battle tanks in this family are in the active army, which indicates their prominence in the Turkish Armed Forces.

    According to the …

  • Kremlin: Putin has no plans to meet with Erdogan for Syria talks

    The Kremlin’s press service said on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no plans to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the situation in Syria's Idlib province, despite the Turkish leader's claims that such a meeting is likely.

    Turkey's president said earlier that he is likely to meet Putin in Istanbul for talks on Idlib next week.

    "At the moment, there is no such a meeting in President Putin's schedule for March 5. President Putin has other working …

  • Russian warplanes strike Turkish army checkpoint in Idlib

    A Turkish army checkpoint was attacked near the village of Kansafra in the southern province of Idlib. Syrian news agency SANA reported, citing The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), that the strike was carried out by the Russian and Syrian air forces.

    According to the SOHR, ten people were killed and wounded in the attack and severalTurkish vehicles were destroyed. Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports, citing their source, about 13 dead servicemen.

    According to Syrian media, the …

  • Turkey deploys TRG-300 Tiger systems on Syrian border: All Idlib within range

    The Turkish press keeps publishing articles about the weapons that Ankara is sending to Syria or the Syrian border, weapons which will enable it to effectively support the Syrian opposition forces.

    Turkish journalists reported recently that the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces have decided to deploy a Roketsan TRG-300 Tiger multipurpose missile system. The system can destroy targets up to 120 km away, which means that from the Turkish-Syrian border, the entire Idlib province, …

  • Russian media: Turkey is ready to close Bosphorus to Russian warships

    Turkey may soon close the Bosphorus to Russian warships in an attempt to weaken the advance of Bashar al-Assad's army in Idlib and Aleppo, which is largely dependent on Russia's large-scale which provides air power and weapons to Assad’s Army, reports the Russian news outlet Novaya Gazeta.

    Such actions, the newspaper suggests, will allow pro-Turkish military units in Syria to buy time to redeploy their own forces.

    Russian Military expert Sergey Ishchenko warned of possible Ankara's decision …

  • Kremlin accuses Turkey of not fulfilling Syria agreements

    Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Turkey was not complying with the terms of the Sochi agreements on Syria.

    “The agreement stated that it is Turkey that will have to ensure the withdrawal of forces and heavy weapons in the Idlib de-escalation zone, but the Syrian terrorists are still fully armed and receive very dangerous military equipment and all this does not contribute to the normalization of the situation," Peskov said on the program "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" on …

  • After talks with Putin, Erdogan promises more decisive steps in Syria

    Turkey will take more decisive steps in Syria, stated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    "Fighting is not easy for us, people are dying. We will take more decisive steps," he said, speaking in the city of Izmir. At the same time, Erdogan did not say what measures would be taken, but noted that Ankara "will not submit to the scenarios imposed by global powers."

    According to the Turkish leader, he recently held telephone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, after which a roadmap on …

  • Turkey sends more armor and military equipment to Syrian Idlib

    A large convoy of military equipment and cargo trucks carrying ammunition is moving from Turkey to the Syrian province of Idlib, reports the Russian news agency Interfax with reference to the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Partiesin Syria, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev.

    According to him, the roads in the north of the province have not been destroyed and it is quite easy to transport large number tanks of other equipment.

    In January this year, Bashar al-Assad's army, …