Al-Nusra Front jihadists have rejected Turkey’s demand for the dissolution of the terrorist group’s units in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, according to the Syrian daily Al-Watan.
This ultimatum rejection came after Ankara demanded that the Al-Nusra Front militants join the so-called “Syrian Army of the North”, which is being formed by the Turkish military.
In addition, Turkey has asked the foreign terrorists to return to the countries from which they arrived and surrender to the police agencies there, even though all the foreign terrorists entered Syria from Turkey.
Al-Watan said that Ankara also plans to use the newly formed National Liberation Front, made up of several terrorist groups, to oust the jihadists from Idlib.
Last week, Syrian President Bashar Assad estimated that Idlib province was home to “tens of thousands of terrorists,” noting that the province is among the areas of highest priority for Syrian military operations now that Dara’a has been fully liberated.
This important statement of Assad’s came after a source said that the Syrian Army was sending military equipment and ammunition to the borders of Idlib province and preparing for a full-scale operation to clear the area of terrorists.
At the same time, a senior military official of the Syrian Army said in the middle of July that events will occur that will “surprise everyone.”
“At the moment, the army has enough forces to liberate the province of Idlib, which will be the key event to end the eight-year war in the country. The terrorists themselves have signed their death sentence,” said the source.
The source added that units of the Syrian Army in the border zone with the province of Idlib have been successfully rejecting all the attacks by the radicals.
“The army posts have a high level of combat readiness and are ready for any actions, whether it is the defense of positions or the offensive,” the military source explained.