The Turkish army is preparing to gradually withdraw its military observation points from the area, provided that the operation begins from Murak points in the northern countryside of Hama, Sher al Maghar in its western countryside and Sarman in the east countryside of Idlib.
The Turkish occupation army’s observation points remained the subject of a dispute between Moscow and Ankara during their military-technical talks in the Turkish capital on the 16th of last month, as the latter refused the first request to withdraw its 14 besieged observation points on the grounds that they have no real value for their presence in the areas controlled by the Syrian Army, but they promised by reducing the number of its soldiers and withdrawing heavy weapons, it retreated by increasing the number of military columns that entered the “de-escalation”, especially in Jabal al Zawiya, south of Idlib and south of the Aleppo-Lattakia road, “the M4 road” in an unprecedented and accelerated manner.
The sources quoted officers and soldiers of the Turkish observation points as confirming that the orders from the Turkish military leadership, and from the Ministry of Defense in particular, to withdraw the Turkish occupation army from three main points were already issued days ago and that it is going to implement instructions on the ground during the next two days until the end of this week at the latest.
The sources pointed out that the Turkish regime of Recep Tayyip Erdogan directed its occupation army to withdraw some observation points located deep in the areas controlled by the Syrian army, and that the choice took place at the ninth observation point near the city of Morek in the northern Hama countryside, and the eleventh point in the vicinity of the town of Sher Maghar in the western countryside of Hama, and the sixth Surman point, east of the city of Maarat al Numan, in the eastern countryside of Idlib.
The instructions require the withdrawal of the three points to back lines in the towns of Kansafra and Sufuhn south and west of Jabal al Zawiya and the town of Anakawi, west of Hama, without knowing the following points that the Turkish army intends to withdraw later or the timetable necessary for that, in case the leaks are correct.
Erdogan demanded the establishment of alternative observation points in the areas to which the occupation army would withdraw, and on the first defense lines with the areas of control of the Syrian army, in addition to other observation points in strategic areas that had begun to be constructed, as well as at the observation point in the vital hill of Qawfin that overlooks the al Ghab Plain and Jabal Shahshabo, and on parts of the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib, which he established on the 15th of this month and is the eighth point in Jabal al Zawiya and the sixty-ninth in the “de-escalation”, which is considered to circumvent the results of the Russian-Turkish military talks and in violation of the agreements signed between the two parties such as the Moscow Agreement, early last March and the Sochi Agreement, mid-2018.