On Wednesday, December 16, the Turkish army began the process of evacuating its last besieged outposts within the areas recently controlled by the Syrian army.
Media sources reported that the Turkish army began withdrawing from the last two points, namely the Tal Touqan point in the southeastern countryside of Idlib, which was besieged by the Syrian army forces on February 5 this year, in addition to the al Eis point in the southern countryside of Aleppo.
The emptying and withdrawal of those points began towards the Maarat al Naasan area in the northeastern countryside of Idlib, thus becoming the last points and strongholds of the Turkish forces that withdraw from the areas controlled by the Syrian army.
The sources added that the Turkish forces are reinforcing their new points in the Jabal al Zawiya area, south of Idlib.
It is worth noting that Russia has asked the Turkish army forces to withdraw from those areas, because its presence constitutes a provocation to the Syrian army forces, and there are no longer justifications for its presence, it said.