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How Turkey’s withdrawal from Morek post affects opposition factions in northeast Syria

Turkish forces withdrew from their observation post in the city of Morek, raising many questions about the fate of Turkish-backed rebels in the surrounding area.
Civilians drive along a road behind a Turkish military convoy through the village of Iblin, near Ariha in Syria's rebel-held northwestern Idlib province on October 20, 2020 after Turkish forces vacated the Morek post in Hama's countryside. - Turkey started withdrawing from one of its largest outposts in northwest Syria encircled for the past year by Syrian regime forces, a war monitor and a pro-Ankara rebel commander said. The outpost in Morek is Turkey's largest in the northwest province of Hama, which is

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Oct. 18 that the Turkish forces stationed at their largest military post in Syria’s northern Hama countryside are dismantling their equipment in preparation for their withdrawal from the base.

Turkish forces have been deployed since 2018 at the Morek observation post, in the north of Hama, which is under the control of the Syrian regime forces, according to the observatory.

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