Turkish military delegation arrives in Idlib

A Turkish military delegation arrived in northern Syria to scout new positions for a military observation post, the Northern Press Agency (NPA) reported. 

According to NPA’s field sources, Turkish military representatives arrived in Ghab Plain in the western countryside of Hama province on Monday. This post would be moved away from the Zawiya Mountains and further from Syrian government positions in the province. The town of Qastoun where the delegation explored for a possible base is not far from the city of
 Jisr al-Shughour where other Turkish outposts exist on the outskirts. 

Establishing a new Turkish outpost is permitted under the ceasefire deal signed with Russia earlier this year. 

This new move follows a steady reinforcement of Turkey’s military outposts in Idlib including a fresh influx of forces on Sunday. Currently, there are 12,000 Turkish soldiers stationed in the province.