Saryat Ansar Abu Baker As-Siddiq Launched New Attack On Turkish Forces In Greater Idlib

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Saryat Ansar Abu Baker As-Siddiq Launched New Attack On Turkish Forces In Greater Idlib

Turkish army vehicles and military personnel are seen near the Turkish-Syrian border on October 12, 2019. IMAGE: Reuters / Murad Sezer

On April 15, Saryat Ansar Abu Baker As-Siddiq announced that its cells had carried out yet another attack against Turkish forces in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

In a statement, the group claimed that its cells struck a convoy of the Turkish military on the eastern corniche of Idlib city with an improvised explosive device (IED). According to the group’s claims, at least one vehicle was damaged.

Local sources confirmed that an IED went off in Idlib city’s eastern corniche on the noon of April 15. Nevertheless, no casualties were reported.

Saryat Ansar Abu Baker As-Siddiq, which first emerged in November of 2020, is believed to be linked to al-Qaeda. The group’s leaders are yet to be identified.

The group’s cells carried out a number of attacks against Turkish forces over the last few months. In the most recent attack, which took place on April 8, a Turkish military convoy was struck with an IED while it was passing on a road in southern Idlib.

The Turkish Ministry of National Defense has not commented on the new attack in Idlib, so far. These attacks will not likely stop any time soon. On the contrary, the rate of the attacks against Turkish forces appears to be increasing.

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