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Publish Date: 18:37 - 19 August 2019
TEHRAN, August 19 - A Turkish convoy carrying munitions have entered northwest Syria to help Takfiri militants who are losing territory amid a government advance.

Turkish convoy enters Syria’s Idlib to help Takfiri militantsTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -  "Turkish vehicles loaded with munitions... are heading towards Khan Shaykhun to help the terrorists," Syria’s official news agency (SANA) quoted a foreign ministry source as saying on Monday.

Condemning the move, the source stressed that it “confirms once again the support provided by the Turkish regime to terrorist groups.”

The convoy crossed into Idlib, a day after Syrian Army forces entered the key town of Khan Shaykhun in the province for the first time since 2014 after heavy clashes with terrorists and anti-government militants.

The town serves as a major bastion for Takfiri terrorists in northwestern Idlib province.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition monitoring group, said the convoy was stuck at a highway in northwest Syria after crossing into Idlib due to Syrian and Russian air strikes.

The Britain-based group said the air raids hit positions near the convoy, leaving one militant from a Turkey-backed faction accompanying the convoy dead and others wounded.

Idlib remains the only large area in the hands of foreign-backed terrorists after the Syrian army, backed by Iran and Russia, managed to wrest back control of almost all of the country's land, undoing militants’ gains.

The government forces have gained more ground against Takfiri militants in the southern edge of Idlib in their latest offensive that was launched last week.

The foreign ministry source added on Monday that the convoy would not affect "the determination of the Syrian Arab Army to keep hunting the remnants of terrorists" in Khan Shaykhun or elsewhere.

Source: Press TV


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