SYRIA: Turkish reinforcements continue to flow into Idlib amid daily ceasefire violations

Despite the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and a Turkish announcement that it would restrict the movement of its soldiers, the country continued to increase its presence in Syria, bringing more military convoys and constructing new observation points in Idlib governorate in northwestern Syria.

The total number of Turkish observation points in Syria’s northwest is now fifty-six.

On Sunday evening, a new Turkish military convoy of 30 armored vehicles entered Syrian territory from the Kafr Lossin Border Crossing in northern Idlib.

Turkish reinforcements have continued to flow into the region despite a ceasefire brokered between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In related news, clashes erupted between Syrian regime forces and Turkish-backed opposition factions on Monday. Regime positions in the Idlib and Latakia countrysides were targeted by artillery fire while Syrian military aircraft and Turkish drones flew overhead.