Syria war: Turkey ‘reinforces military posts in Idlib’
Turkey is reportedly reinforcing its military observation posts inside rebel-held north-western Syria ahead of an expected government offensive. Activists saw a convoy heading towards some of the 12 posts set up last year under a “de-escalation” deal with the government’s allies, Russia and Iran. Turkey supports rebel factions trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. Meanwhile, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar warned that an offensive would lead to a “humanitarian tragedy”. “Bombing the region will not only cause damage to the civilians and migration but also lead to radicalisation,” Mr Akar was quoted as saying by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency.