Roads in Idlib is blocked in protest against the Turkish army

27.04.2020, Idlib.

Protesters blocked roads in the Idlib province after Turkish military had killed two local residents, Rossa Primavera News Agency informs on April 27 citing a source in Syria.

“Protesters blocked the Bab al-Hawah – Idlib road in the northwest Idlib province in protest against the Turkish military, who killed two demonstrators near the An Nayrab village in southeast Idlib,” the source informs.

The day before, Turkish troops opened fire on protesters near the An Nayrab village.

Background

Late in the evening of February 27, many Turkish military were killed in the Idlib province as a result of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) strike. Although the Turkish army had suffered casualties before including recent times, this time the loses were significantly higher resulting in serious escalation of the situation.

On March 1, Turkey launched the Operation Spring Shield in Idlib against Syria. At the same time, Ankara stated that it was not prepared to claim that the Russian Federation’s actions in support of the Syrian government were directed against Turkey. The Turkish side noted that it did not want a military conflict with Moscow. On March 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin met Turkish President Recep Erdoğan. As a result of the talks, the sides reached the ceasefire agreements in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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