The Idlib agreement is on the verge of collapse..and great losses to Turkey in Libya

Selava Omar

The Moscow-Ankara agreement on a cease-fire in Idlib is on the verge of collapse, amid military reinforcements and talk of an upcoming operation when there is a significant rise in the death toll of pro-Erdogan factions in Libya.

The Arab newspapers issued this morning touched on several topics, the most prominent of which was in the Syrian issue and the situation in Idlib. In this context, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said, “The Turkish army has intensified its military reinforcements sent to Idlib governorate in northwestern Syria after the Syrian regime’s threat to open the Aleppo road – Latakia International by military means, accusing Turkey of blocking its opening in implementation of the agreement with Moscow.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 3 Turkish military convoys entered through the Kafr Lucin crossing in the northern Idlib countryside, the last of which was a column of about 50 military vehicles, and added that the last convoy arrived in the region on Wednesday-Thursday night, increasing the number of vehicles that entered Syrian territory since the start of the cessation The new shooting in the early hours of March 6 to 1,200 vehicles, in addition to thousands of soldiers.

Damascus waved, yesterday, to open the way through military action with the support of Russia, saying that Turkey and “terrorist organizations” will not implement the Moscow agreement signed between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Idlib on the fifth of March.

Sources in Damascus said that the Syrian army had reinforced its forces in Latakia countryside in preparation for a military action, while intensifying its military presence in the town of Saraqib in the eastern Idlib countryside, in anticipation of any operations by armed opposition factions in light of the threats to blow up the Russian-Turkish agreement and the return of clashes on the two roads International Aleppo – Lattakia (M4) and Aleppo – Damascus (M5).

Observers expected that the Syrian army will seek to restore the Latakia countryside near the Turkish border, noting that the resistance will be more fragile after the withdrawal of the “Al-Nusra Front” in Idlib countryside, while Russia supports the Syrian army’s recovery of the Latakia countryside due to its proximity and its impact on the Drone attacks on the “Hmeimim” base.

In a related context, an explosive device targeting a Turkish convoy exploded in the town of “Mahambel” during its passage yesterday, on the M4 road, amid reports of deaths and injuries among Turkish soldiers due to the bombing, which was followed by clashes with the elements that targeted the convoy, which were not identified Her identity yet.

The Turkish army paid military reinforcements to the town of Mahambel, after the bombing, while helicopters conducted reconnaissance tours throughout the region.

On the Libyan issue, Al-Bayan newspaper said: “Turkey is still trying to conceal the losses of its military and mercenaries in Libya, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights revealed yesterday that the number of the deaths of the Turkish factions due to the military operations in Libya rose to 129.

The Observatory said: The dead were killed during the clashes on the axes of Salah Al-Din neighborhood south of Tripoli, the Ramla axis near Tripoli airport and the axis of the Al-Hadba project, in addition to the fighting in Misrata and other areas in Libya.

In turn, a Libyan military source confirmed to Al-Bayan that the true number of dead among the Turkish mercenaries is much more than that, indicating that the announced figure depends on statistics from within the Syrian territories of those who were killed in Libya among the militia elements active there, while there are mercenaries that brought them Turkey to Tripoli from non-Syrian nationalities.

The source added that there are statistics talking about more than 270 people killed among the fighting factions, including 80 who were killed in the fighting axes south and east of Misurata.

In addition, the Military Information Division of the Armed Forces confirmed that a number of mercenaries and elements of Al-Wefaq militia were killed as a result of the army’s use of artillery units to bomb a number of sites in Ain Zara, south of Tripoli, pointing out that most of the dead were loyal to Erdogan and ISIS terrorists, who fled from Benghazi and headed towards Tripoli.

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