The Arabic-language website of Sputnik reported on Sunday that the Turkish army provided support for 5,000 Chinese Uyghur terrorists from al-Turkistani Islamic Party to deploy in the village of al-Zanbaqi near the town of Darkoush in Jisr al-Shughour region in Western Idlib near the border with Turkey.
It said that the terrorists turned Western Idlib into their main command center after they forced civilians and villagers to leave their home in 2015, adding that the occupied region includes several small towns, bases and logistical buildings overlooking a large flank from Northeastern Lattakia to Southern Idlib and Northern Hama.
It went on to say that the largest population of Turkistani, Chinese and Uyghur terrorists is in Idlib, adding that their total number along with their family members stands at over 18,000.
It said that foreign terrorists in Idlib province are fully supported by Ankara, adding that the Turkish troops have increased movements between the terrorist-held village and military training camps of al-Turkistani after Turkish soldiers set up their truce- monitoring points in Idlib province, specially in Jisr al-Shughour region.
The report said that the Turkish army's watch towers are only 200 meters away from the militant-held villages.