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Turkish forces have escorted at least 2,000 mercenaries back to Syria over the last week in a covert operation to reverse the loss of terrorist groups, local sources reported.


New recruits take part in a shooting training session on Feb. 16, 2016 at a camp in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo. (Photo by AFP)

New recruits take part in a shooting training session on Feb. 16, 2016 at a camp in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo. (Photo by AFP)


Hundreds of armed men had crossed from the Turkish territory into A’zaz under the supervision of Turkish authorities in the last few days.

“We have been allowed to move everything from light weapons to heavy equipment mortars and missiles and our tanks,” Abu Issa, a commander of the militant group ‘Levant Front’, which runs the border crossing of Bab al-Salam, told Reuters on Thursday.

The mercenary-terrorists, then, headed into the embattled border town of A’zaz in Syria’s northern Aleppo Province, he added.

The route across Turkey has become the only path for jihadist-mercenaries to enter Aleppo, after the Syrian army recently captured the main lifeline into the terrorists-held territory.

Another source said the Turkish army had stepped up delivery of arms and heavy military hardware in the last two days to reinforce the gangs facing a major offensive by Syrian forces.

Syrian troops have come within 25 miles (40 kilometers) of the Turkish border for the first time in over two years.


Tanks of the Turkish army shoot toward the positions of Kurdish fighters inside Syria from the Oncupinar crossing gate in the Turkish border city of Kilis, Feb. 15, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Tanks of the Turkish army shoot toward the positions of Kurdish fighters inside Syria from the Oncupinar crossing gate in the Turkish border city of Kilis, Feb. 15, 2016. (Photo by AFP)


Ankara has been targeting YPG positions in northern Syria over the last few days in an attempt to stop Kurdish forces from reaching the Syrian border with Turkey, while Syrian forces have been making steady gains.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that Turkish forces will continue to shell Kurdish positions on Syrian soil.

Turkey regards the YPG and its umbrella group the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as an ally of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been fighting for an autonomous Kurdish region inside Turkey since the 1980s.

The YPG, which controls nearly Syria’s entire northern border with Turkey, has been fighting against the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group.

Turkey has been among the main supporters of the mercenary-terrorist gangs fighting to topple the Syrian government.

Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, near the border with Turkey, on January 2, 2014 (Reuters)

Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, near the border with Turkey, on January 2, 2014 (Reuters)


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