Yes indeed. Another week and Turkey will be stuffed to the rafters with terrorists who fled Idlib. The Turkish military can put up all the troops it wants to guard the border; the terrorists will just bribe the border guards with money they get from selling weapons the Turkish military had transferred to them in Syria.
It will be interesting to see if the 18,000 Uighur al Qaeda fighters who settled into Idlib will stand and fight the Syrian army or also high-tail it to Turkey crying, 'Brothers, help us! We're just poor starving refugees!'
Gridlock, Turkish Army style
September 5, 2018
Meantime, a Turkish military convoy carrying tanks was sent to the city of Hatay near the border with Syria.
The Turkish army also dispatched a military convoy carrying fortified concrete walls and military equipment to the areas under the control of the Turkish army in Morek city in Northern Hama.
The news comes as the Syrian army is preparing for a heavy battle in Idlib and has been dispatching massive military equipment and hardware to the battlefields in Northern Hama, Southern Idlib and Northern Latakia all throughout the last several weeks.
In a relevant development on Tuesday, long convoys of the Turkish Army vehicles arrived in militant-held regions in Eastern Idlib and Northern Hama as the Syrian Army put forces on alert for an imminent large-scale operation in Northwestern Syria.
The Turkish army convoy, including 30 military vehicles and tens of fresh solders entered Idlib and moved towards points that are under occupation of the Turkish troops in the town of Morek in Northern Hama.
Another military convoy of the Turkish army entered Syria via Kafr Lusin border-crossing and deployed in the Turkish truce-monitoring point in al-Sarman in Eastern Idlib.
In the meantime, the Syrian Army continued dispatching fresh soldiers and more equipment for an imminent operation in the Northwestern part of the country.
Kurdish-language Hawar News quoted field sources in Aleppo province as reporting on Saturday that the Turkish army dispatched a sum of 500 Ankara-backed militants to the Bab al-Hawa border-crossing between the town of Reihanly in Hatay province and al-Artab region in Aleppo.
It further said that a fresh wave of tensions and defections covered the terrorist front over participation in the upcoming final battle with the Syrian army as a part of the Ankara-backed militants intend to surrender and some others are fleeing the region.
Hawar news went on to say that a number of terrorists of the Ankara-backed al-Shamiyeh Front sold their weapons and fled to Turkey.