TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish Army provided backup for terrorist groups in their attacks on the Syrian Army’ in Northern Lattakia, media reports said.
The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik News Agency quoted a Syrian Army military source as saying that Turkistani Party, Harasoddin and Ansar al-Tawhid terrorist groups severely pounded the Syrian Army’s military positions in al-Darreh and Atireh towns in Northern Lattakia.
It noted that the terrorist groups, stationed in Southwestern Idlib near the border with Turkey, pounded the Syrian Army’s military positions in al-Darreh and Atireh with artillery and rockets.
The source noted that most of the artillery attacks on the Syrian Army’s military positions were carried out from inside Turkey, and said that the Syrian Army made a tactical retreat from its positions as clashes intensified, but retook the positions and cleansed the terrorists from the region in a counterattack.
Meantime, a Turkish Army military convoy comprising 50 armored vehicles and commando forces were dispatched to Hatay province along Turkey’s Southern borders with Idlib province.
A Turkish Army’s military source told Sputnik news agency that new military equipment have been dispatched by the Turkish Army to areas under the Turkish Army’s control in the demilitarized zone in Northern Syria.
The sourced pointed to the presence of a large number of Turkish soldiers in the region, and claimed that in case of any aggression on the Turkish Army it will carry out fresh military operation in the region.
The Turkish Army has attacked the Syrian Army’s military positions in Northern Syria after it claimed that its troops had come under attack in that region.
In a relevant development on Monday, the Syrian Army’s ground and air forces pounded and destroyed the terrorists’ military positions and centers in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib in response to militants’ attacks on safe zones in Northern Syria.
The terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and Turkistani Party stationed in Southern Idlib launched rocket attacks on residential areas and military points of the Syrian Army in the towns of Jourin and al-Reyhanieh in Sahl al-Ghab region in Northwestern Hama.
Meantime, the Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units heavily pounded the terrorists’ military positions and movements in the towns of al-Latamineh, Kafar Zita, Tal al-Sukhr, al-Jisat, Latmin, al-Arbaeen, Hasaraya, Abu Raideh, Talmaleh, al-Jobin, Qastoun, Zizoun and al-Sohn in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib, destroying several of their military positions and hideouts together with their military equipment as well as killing and wounding a large number of them.
The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper, meantime, reported that the Syrian Air Force conducted several air raids on terrorists’ military positions in al-Tamana’eh, Kafar Sajneh, Jorjnaz, Talmaneh, Ma’ar Shourin and outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib, destroying their military positions and equipment.
Sources also reported that a massive military convoy of the Turkish Army comprising 30 military vehicles, tanks, military equipment and logistics supplies has arrived in Northern Idlib via Kafar Lousin crossing in Northern Idlib.