Turkish outpost attacked by gunmen in Syria’s Idlib

IDLIB, Syria (North Press) – On Sunday, unknown assailants targeted a military post of Turkish forces in the Zawiya Mountain region, in southern Idlib Governorate, northwestern Syria, marking the second attack of its kind in less than 24 hours.

A military source in the National Front for Liberation, affiliated with the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA), told North Press that unidentified gunmen on motorcycles attacked with light and medium weapons the Turkish forces post near the village of Ruweiha in the eastern part of the Zawiya Mountain.

The source added that militants of the Sham Legion, an SNA faction responsible for protecting Turkish forces in Idlib, clashed with the attackers before the latter managed to withdraw towards the villages of Zawiya Mountain. The area witnessed a military alert by the Sham Legion and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

The source said that today’s attack is the second of its kind in less than 24 hours. On Saturday, unknown assailants attacked a Turkish forces checkpoint near the village of Afes in eastern Idlib, but no casualties were reported.

By Mo’ayed al-Sheikh