Turkey sets up military post southwest of Syria's Aleppo

ISTANBUL - Turkish forces set up a military post southwest of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, the army said, the deepest position they have established so far inside northwest Syria under a deal with Russia and Iran aimed at reducing violence there.


The announcement came six days after a large Turkish military convoy, heading for the same area, came under attack and had to pull back.


Under the deal reached with Tehran and Moscow to try to reduce fighting between pro-government forces and mainly Islamist insurgents in the northwest Syria, Turkey agreed to set up 12 observation posts in Idlib and neighbouring provinces.


פרסום ראשון: 02.05.18, 18:18