Thursday 20 February 2020
CNN Turk said that Turkish artillery has bombed Syrian army positions to cover the advance of Turkish special forces and tanks towards areas controlled by the Syrian government forces in Idlib
For its part, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Turkish army and the Syrian factions loyal to it launched an intense bombardment on Nairab, the center of Idlib Governorate, northwestern Syria, before launching a ground attack targeting it, which led the Syrian army to withdraw to the outskirts of the city, according to activists.
The observatory stated that the bombing of the town of Neirab, located in the southeastern countryside of Idlib, and the observatory pointed out that the bombing targeted the locations of the Syrian army in the town.
The observatory said that the bombing coincided with a crowd of Turkish forces and factions on the outskirts of the two regions of Qaminas and Sarmin, adjacent to Nairab.
In a related context, “Russia Today”, quoting unnamed military sources, confirmed that the armed factions are launching a violent attack on Syrian army positions in Saraqib and Nayrab with the support of the Turkish army.
The Russian channel stated that shells targeted Syrian army positions in the vicinity of the town of Neirab and Saraqib in the eastern countryside of Idlib.
In addition, Syrian opposition activists and sites reported news of the missile strikes carried out by the Turkish forces and the Syrian armed factions loyal to it targeting locations of the Syrian army in the vicinity of the town of Neirab, east of Idlib.
For its part, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, quoting local sources, that a missile strike was carried out by Turkish forces and factions on sites in the town of Nairab in Idlib countryside, in conjunction with a gathering of Turkish forces and factions in the outskirts of Quminas and Sarmin, amid anticipation to start a new ground operation on Nairab, after they had A similar operation was launched a few days ago that led to temporary control of the town and was quickly restored by government forces.