Syria accuses Turkey of aiding rebels in Idlib

Monday, 19. August 2019 10:31

Syria's Foreign Ministry accused Turkey's military forces of helping "terrorists" in the Idlib province, SANA reported on Monday.

The ministry said Turkish trucks with weapons and ammunition crossed into Syria and "entered the city of Saraqeb en route to Khan Sheikoun to help terrorists of the defeated Jabhat al-Nusra." Syria added the move amounted to "interference" and a violation of sovereignty and international law.

Syria's army began an operation with the aim to enter Khan Sheikoun on Monday, Al-Masdar News reported, adding the operation was aided by Russian airstrikes. Syrian government forces are believed to be advancing in the town, but they are also facing resistance from "jihadist rebels." Khan Sheikoun represents an important supply point on the way towards the city of Idlib.

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