Ankara sends thousands of militants to prevent collapse of Khan Sheikhoun

Turkey has sent 14,000 terrorists from Aleppo to Khan Sheikhoun to prevent collapse of the strategic region, Syrian sources said.

The Arabic-language Syrian Documentation Center quoted special sources as saying on Saturday that Ankara has dispatched thousands of militants from the occupied areas in Aleppo to Khan Sheikhoun in Southern Idlib to block the Syrian army’s advance and control over the region.

They added that over half of the terrorists are those who had earlier fought for Turkey under the ‘Euphrates Shield’ and ‘Olive Brach’ operations while 6,000 of them are members of Jund al-Aqsa militants, affiliated to ISIS.

The sources said that Khan Sheikhoun battle is vital and decisive for the terrorist groups, adding that Ankara is making strenuous attempts to prevent its collapse.

They also said that the Syrian army has reached areas 2km away from Khan Sheikoun gates, noting that at present the army and the Syrian and Russian air force are targeting the terrorists’ defense lines with heavy fire.