The Russian News Agency TASS has reported that Moscow has warned Turkey over the consequences of providing ammunition to the Syrian armed opposition groups, while a Syrian opposition member revealed that Russia has informed Turkey of its intention to retake the areas of Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch, northern Aleppo.
Moscow warns Turkey
The Russian News Agency TASS has reported that Moscow, as part of the military coalition that the Syrian government has invited to intervene in Syria, warned Turkey against the consequences of providing ammunition for the Syrian armed opposition groups and urged it to stop supporting the armed opposition groups.
The Syrian opposition member Mohammed al-Salem has revealed to Syria Channel station, based in Turkey, about the leaks that came from the Russian statement addressed to Turkey in coincidence with the ongoing military escalation in north-west of Syria, as Russia informed the Turkish side that it is intending to restore all areas under the Turkish military control, along with its affiliated armed groups are illegally present, including the areas of “Euphrates Shield” and “Olive Branch” in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
He stressed that the complexities of the Libyan and Syrian crises have put Turkey in a weak position in the face of Russia's intention not to undertake any calmness, even if temporary, in northern Syria.
On Monday, the American news network "The Daily Beast" reported that all indications on the ground in northern Syria and the Russian statements, suggest that the upcoming catastrophic campaign in Syria will be between the Turkish-backed militias in northern Syria and the axis of the Syrian government forces and the pro-Russian militias, especially after the dispute has begun to reveal the different objectives, interests and visions between the Russian and Turkish sides in Syria and Libya.
According to the Daily Beast, the use of the TOW anti-tank guided missiles in northern Syria by the Syrian armed opposition groups in the village of Abu-Jarif near Maarat al-Numan, the issue that would cost Turkey to deepen the gap with Russia, and to open new fronts that Russia has always mentioned under the slogan of restoring all Syrian territories into the control of the legitimate government in Damascus, which it had invited Russia to intervene in the country.