FSA fighters and Turkish army soldiers finished preparation to enter Idlib

Turkish army bulldozer removing parts of the cement wall on Turkish-Syrian borders in Kaferlusin near Bab al-Hawa border crossing.

800 FSA fighters from Euphrates Shield operation finished preparation to enter Idlib with Turkish army on Friday. 

High rank source in FSA group told NSO that 800 FSA fighters who participated in Euphrates Shield operation heading now from areas in Aleppo northern and eastern countryside to join 5000 Turkish soldiers on the Turkish side of the borders with Idlib to enter the province. 

Source added that forces expected to enter Idlib in the next few hours following orders to initiate the first phase by stationing in the Syrian side of the border and will be followed by extra forces. 

The source said the fighters are staying at a camp inside Turkey near Reyhanlı city waiting to enter Idlib province from 4 axis:Atme, Bab al-Hawa, Harem and Salqeen and followed by more forces later. 

According to the source the groups participating are: al-Hamza division, Soqur al-Shamal, Suleiman Shah, 9th division, Sultan Murad body each participating with 75 fighters in addition to the following groups who are participating with 50 fighters and they are: al-Moutasem brigade, Jaysh al-İslam, Liwa al-Maghaweir, Elites army, Ahrar al-Sham and suqor al-Sham. Each of Liwa Sultan Othman, Jayshal-Ahfad and Thwar al-Jazire participating with 25 fighters. 

NSO reporter in Idlib northern countryside said Turkish army bulldozers started removing pieces of the cement wall between Turkish and Syrian territories in Kaferlusin area near Bab al-Hawa border crossing while rumours among locals that Turkish army and Euphrates Shield groups will enter from there. 

Reporter added that hundreds of Hayyet Tahrir al-Sham fighters and dozens of vehicles such as pick-up trucks mounted with machine guns and motorcycles spreading in Idlib countryside near the borders near Sarmada, Bab al-Hawa and in Aqrabat and Atme villages. 

This expected operation related to de-escalation zones which was announced at the statement of Astana talks on September which includes Idlib province, Eastern Ghouta, parts of north Homs province and parts of Latakia, Hama and Aleppo provinces. 

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Joud Alshmale

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