Syrian, Russian Fighter Jets Target Turkish Military Convoy to Khan Sheikhoun

TEHRAN (FNA)- A massive Turkish Army military convoy destined for Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorists in Khan Sheikhoun was stopped under air raids by Russian and Syrian warplanes on Monday.

Russia’s Documents Center quoted special sources as saying that as soon as the Turkish military convoy arrived near Ma’aret al-Numan from Saraqib region to support Tahrir al-Sham’s movement towards Khan Sheikhoun city faced warning airstrikes near Khan Sheikhoun and was forced to bring to halt its movement.

The sources, meantime, pointed to a complete disconnection of the International Aleppo-Damascus Highway under Russian and Syrian airstrikes, and said that three Faylaq al-Sham terrorists, backed by the Turkish Army, who were moving through this route were killed.

The Turkish military convoy comprised 28 military vehicles, tanks and trucks carrying different types of weapons, missiles and military equipment as well as several armored personnel carriers.

In a relevant development earlier on Monday, the Turkish Army dispatched huge military convoys to Southern Idlib to stop the Syrian Army advances in the region.

The Turkish Army’s military convoys arrived in the cities of Saraqib and Ma’aret al-Numan in Southern Idlib as the Syrian Army has made advances in Khan Sheikhoun in battle against Tahrir al-Sham terrorists.

Battlefield sources said the Turkish Army’s military convoy comprised of 28 military vehicles, including tanks and trucks carrying weapons and military equipment, and added that massive military convoys of the National Liberation Army affiliated to Ankara were also sent to the Southern battlefront of Idlib and Northern Hama from Afrin in Northern Aleppo to block the Syrian Army advances.

Accordingly, the Syrian Foreign Ministry in a statement lambasted Turkey’s blatant interference in Syria’s territorial integrity and support for terrorist groups.

In a relevant development also earlier on Monday, the Syrian Army continued its military operations in Southern Idlib and after inflicting heavy losses and casualties on the terrorist groups managed to enter Khan Sheikhoun after five years.

The Damascus Army troops kept on their clashes with the terrorists in Northwestern Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib, and took control of al-Faqir military post and deployed only 900 meters from Aleppo-Damascus Highway around Khan Sheikhoun.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted battlefield sources as saying that the Syrian Army troops entered Khan Sheikhoun city from the North-West after making further advances.

It pointed to the destruction of several bomb-laden vehicles in the region, and said that tens of terrorists started fleeing the scene of the battle as the Syrian Army made its advances.

The Syrian Army’s Advances comes as terrorist groups are accusing each other of losing the regions in Idlib.

In a relevant development on Sunday, the Syrian Army continued its military operations around Khan Sheikhoun, and cut off the most important and main route used by the terrorists from Ma’aret al-Numan to Khan Sheikhoun.

The Syrian Army troops, meantime, continued their clashes with Tahrir al-Sham to the Northwest of Kham Sheikhoun, took control of the town of Tal Kafar Eidoun just three kilometers to the West of the International Aleppo-Damascus Highway.

The Syrian Army troops, meantime, continued their advances from Tal al-Nar to the East of Tal Alas and captured Mohammad Qassem al-Najm Farms and Sifu to the East of Kafar Nab.

A military source, meantime, pointed to the Syrian Army troops’ efforts to lay full siege to Khan Sheikhoun, and said that by imposing control over the Aleppo-Damascus Highway, the Syrian Army has managed to cut off the main road linking Khan Sheikhoun to Ma’aret al-Numan that hosts the largest bastion of the terrorists in Idlib province.

The English-language al-Masdar reported that the Syrian Army is now just one kilometers away from Khan Sheikhoun.