Turkey announces the aims of its Idlib operation in northwestern Syria

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October 7, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of a military operation in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib with the aim of “restoring stability and security”. 

The operation however remains unnamed but earlier today Fort Russ News published a video and photographs of Turkey preparing for the operation to defeat Al-Qaeda affiliated groups in the province. 

The aims of the operation goes as follows:

– Ensure lasting peace and stability on the border region.

– Prevent the strengthening of groups that Turkey opposes.

– Ensure the ceasefire declared in the de-escalation zone endures.

– Stop a new wave of Syrian migrants to Turkey.

– Stop the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia from opening a corridor that can reach the Mediterranean. 

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