ISIS fighters in the eastern Hama pocket and the Syrian government have reportedly reached a withdrawal agreement. The agreement will allow ISIS members to withdraw to Idlib or Deir Ezzor provinces, according to different sources. The agreement will allow the Syrian military to free additional forces for operations across Syria. On Wednesday, the Syrian government allowed 1,500 civilians and ISIS family members to withdraw to an area controlled by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham in Idlib.
Turkey will deploy troops in Syria’s Idlib province under as part of a de-escalation agreement reached by Ankara, Tehran and Moscow within the Astana format of talks on the Syrian conflict, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters in an interview.
Meanwhile, reports appeared that Turkey deployed more forces additionally to on the border with Syria’s Idlib province. The reinforcements strengthened a grouping of 80 armoured vehicles and 18 MRAPs that had been deployed earlier.
Turkey is increasing its military presence trying to capture more Syrian territories or to protect themselves from ISIS/Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham activity?
Possible successes of Turkey and its ‘satellites’ in future in seizing oil and gas infrastructure may directly affect the negotiations between all the sides after the defeat of ISIS that seems quite soon.