Militants’ Command Room Operating from Turkey’s Antakya, Syrian Jets Pound Terrorists’ Convoy in Aleppo

Militants’ Command Room Operating from Turkey’s Antakya, Syrian Jets Pound Terrorists’ Convoy in Aleppo
Sun Aug 7, 2016 21:28:53

The supervising commander of Aleppo operations room announced that the Syrian warplanes have bombed a convoy of terrorists moving from Turkey to Southern Aleppo, and said the militants’ operations are being led by a command room in Antakya.

"The Syrian army's fighter jets targeted the convoys of the terrorists who were entering Idlib province through the Turkish borders, moving towards Southern Aleppo," Mohammad Kamal al-Jafa told FNA on Sunday.

Elsewhere, he said that the terrorists' heavy operations by Turkistani group are led by an operations room in Turkey's Antakya.

Le Figaro reported in July that French military intelligence estimates show that around 100 foreigners continue to enter Syria from Turkey each week to join the ISIL.

"According to the Directorate for Military Intelligence (DRM) in Paris, each week, around 100 foreigners continue to cross Turkey into Syria to join the ISIL," French daily Le Figaro reported, citing sources.
France's foreign minister said on Sunday that questions needed to be asked on whether Turkey was a viable partner in the fight against the ISIL in Syria and would raise the issue in a coalition meeting in Washington this week.

Turkey is among the main supporters of the militant groups operating in Syria, with reports saying that Ankara actively trains and arms the Takfiri elements there and facilitates their safe passage into the violence-wracked country. Ankara has also been accused of buying smuggled oil from the ISIL.

But, only one week before the military coup in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled a U-turn change in foreign policy.

Four days after the coup, Erdogan appeared in front of the TV cameras again, saying that he would soon declare a new foreign policy which would put an end to disputes and differences with Turkey's neighboring states.

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimates that over 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict that has gripped Syria for over five years now. The UN has stopped its official casualty count in Syria, citing its inability to verify the figures that it receives from various sources; FNA reported.

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