Report: Syrian forces massing along Turkey border

NICOSIA — Syria is said to have amassed its military along the border with Turkey.

Syrian opposition sources said the military of President Bashar Assad was deploying a large force of main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers along the Turkish border.

The sources identified the base of the operation as the northern city of Aleppo, deemed the business capital of Syria.

“They are preparing to move to the Syrian border,” Mustafa Sheik, the military chairman of the Free Syrian Army, said.

Sheik, a Syrian general defector, said the MBT force was no more than 30 kilometers from the Turkish border. He said the armored force would either confront the Turkish military deployment near the Syrian border or attack rebel-held areas in the Idlib province.

Full article: Report: Syrian forces massing along Turkey border (World Tribune)

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