Turkey deploys commando units along Syrian border

Turkish military deployed fully-equipped commando units as part of its reinforcements for Syria’s western Idlib province along the border, Anadolu Agency media team reported from the scene.

Turkish military vehicles with commandos from multiple divisions were seen being moved to the Syrian border on Saturday near southern Hatay province’s Reyhanli district.

Elements of Turkish Armed Forces, also known as TSK, will be positioned within the borders of the tension reduction zone determined for Idlib.

Their task will be to make the truce between the regime and the local military elements more permanent.

For this purpose, the TSK elements will form control and observation points. TSK will prevent conflict between the Assad regime and local elements in the area and monitor cease-fire violations.

Later on Saturday, a General Staff statement said the Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar, accompanied by Land Forces Commander Gen. Yasar Guler and Air Forces Commander Gen. Hasan Kucukakyuz, visited and inspected the troops in Reyhanli.

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Source: News Now /  Anadolu Agency

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