BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – For the second time this week, the Turkish Air Force has entered Syrian airspace and flown south towards the demilitarized zone in southern Idlib.
According to a Syrian military source in Hama, the Turkish Air Force traveled across the demilitarized zone where they observed the ongoing situation in the Idlib, Hama, and Aleppo governorates.
The Turkish Air Force has been conducting these overflights as part of their agreement with the Russian military to enforce the September 17th Sochi Agreement.
However, despite these patrols by both the Russian and Turkish armed forces, the situation in the demilitarized zone still remains very tense, with both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and militants trading attacks.
As of now, the Turkish military has 12 observation posts in the Latakia, Aleppo, Hama, and Idlib governorates; these are viewed by the Syrian military as an attempt by Ankara to stop their advance in northwestern Syria.