Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

Ankara will take decisive retaliatory measures should the Syrian Arab Army threaten its observation posts in the Syrian province of Idlib amid an uptick in violence in the region, Turkey’s Ministry of National Defence said in a statement on Tuesday.

READ ALSO: Syrian Army seizes 3 more towns in Idlib

According to the ministry statement, Syrian government forces are continuing a ground and air offensive despite a January 12 ceasefire. The intensification of hostilities in the region is also causing significant numbers of civilians to flee the region, the statement said.

“Any attempt to endanger the security of our Observation and Control Points operating within the scope of the Astana and Sochi Accords will be responded to in the strongest manner without any hesitation based on the right of self-defence,” the statement read.

On Tuesday, a Syrian military source said that government forces regained control of the strategically important city of Maarat al-Numan in Idlib province. The Russian Defence Ministry’s centre for Syria reconciliation announced on Saturday that three humanitarian corridors have been opened to provide care for those seeking to leave the Idlib de-escalation zone.

A large portion of the Idlib de-escalation zone, which was one of four safe zones established under an agreement reached at the May 2017 Astana-format talks, is still controlled by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a military memorandum in the Russian city of Sochi in October that created an 18-mile safe zone on the Syria-Turkish border and enforced regular military police patrols to facilitate the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from northern Syria.

ALSO READ  Jihadist special forces unit completely wiped out by Syrian Army in Idlib

 

Source: Sputnik

 

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And what has Turkey done in their invasion of Syria to tackle jihadis over the last 9 years. Oh, I forget. They are one of the sponsors of some of these head choppers and liver eaters groups.

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I buy liver sausage every time I go to the supermarket!
Pork liver sausage :
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Calf liver sausage :
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And… never ate foie-gras? Foie is the French word for liver!
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Duck foie-gras
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The VERY expensive (even in France while France is the #1 foie-gras producer) goose foie-gras :
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If ever truffles are added within the goose foie gras, the prices sky-rocket. Truffles are freaking expensive too : the best regarded ones can sell at about €500 for 100 grams (!!!!) or more…
https://www.truffefrance.com/truffes-blanches-d-alba-fraiches-50g-tuber-magnatum-pico-c2x2690201
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Never ate a heifer liver? Just use your frying pan!
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You don’t know what you’re missing! It’s delicious!
Gosh, your table must be really boring!

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@death, goose liver for me. Even other sorts are better when You add some Goose and mushrooms as spice.

Jihadi cooks will never get a star at Michelin.

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@fair, Turks pick fights with all. Can they deliver to all?

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Big words. Can the Caliph deliver if he must.