Terrorist Commandos of Turkey
Turkey is creating joint brigades with terrorists in Idlib for guided provocations and the resumption of military conflict.
Turkish opposition resource Baladi News reports that Ankara’s authorities plan to form five “Syrian-Turkish commando-type teams that will operate on the territory of Greater Idlib in Syria.
Ankara plans to create three commando brigades from militants of the armed group Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir. The other two will include militants of the Syrian National Army (SNA), which are presented by the Turkish authorities as a “moderate opposition”, but are ordinary bandits. The number of one joint brigade will be 3 thousand people, of which half will be Turks.
The officers of the Turkish Armed Forces together with the field commanders of the militants will command the newly minted groups.
Now Turkey is not only investing money in the creation of new brigades, but also sending its instructors and military equipment. It is for the Syrian-Turkish “commandos” that armored vehicles are intended to be transported regularly over the past weeks through the Kafr Lyasin border crossing in north-west Syria.
There is a high probability that the agreements concluded in Moscow are considered by Turkey as temporary and judging by its actions, it will violate them. Therefore, new groups can act as preparations for the outbreak of armed conflict.
For this, they are created, because these brigades include not only militants, but also the Turkish military. Therefore, one should expect a provocation both against Syrian forces and civilians, and against Russia in Syria. The creation of joint gangs of the Turkish military and militants is a dangerous precedent that precedes provocative situations.
According to sources in Kurdish formations, Turkey openly employs its fighters, thus supplementing the militants in order to strengthen the power of the brigades. There is nothing strange here, because earlier pro-Turkish groups showed their lack of independence and Ankara still had to fight directly in the ranks of armed gangs.
The group “Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir” was formed and armed with Turkey. The same can be said about the fractions included in the SNA. Therefore, it is not surprising that Ankara decided to create joint brigades, complementing the Syrian fighters with the Turks. The new formations will act exclusively in the interests of Turkey for expansion in Syria.