Al-Masdar: Russian troops cover Syrian M-5 highway from Turkish invasion


For the first time since the intervention in the Syrian conflict, the Russian military began deploying along the M-5 motorway. According to the media, this measure is designed to block the Turkish army’s access to areas adjacent to the highway, and thereby disrupt the planned invasion by Ankara.


This route, linking Aleppo with Damascus, is of strategic importance, as it connects the north and south of the country in its western part. The road acquired an even greater role when the Syrian army completely took control of it during the ongoing successful offensive against the position of pro-Turkish jihadists. According to the authors of the material, it was the Russian troops that covered the strategically important route from the Turkish invasion.

According to Al-Masdar News, Russian military police have established checkpoints in areas previously occupied by militants. The appearance of fighters from the Russian Federation will not only protect highway traffic. According to the Lebanese publication, this is an extremely important event, since Turkey previously threatened a large-scale offensive against the Syrian army if it did not leave the captured areas in Idlib.

However, with the deployment of the Russian military on the Aleppo-Damascus highway, it is extremely unlikely that the Turkish army will attack their [SAA] positions located near the roadway

- indicates Al-Masdar News.

At the same time, on the highway, the movement, accompanied by the military police of the RF Armed Forces, of Turkish military equipment, which was in the rear of the Syrian army, is recorded.




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  1. Graz 17 February 2020 04: 55 New
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    Who invented the military police to block the advance of regular troops of the not the weakest country in NATO?
    Utter stupidity
    1. carstorm 11 17 February 2020 05: 06 New
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      Russian military police established checkpoints in areas previously occupied by militants. who else will and most importantly should do it? there is no talk of blocking troops there.
      1. rocket757 17 February 2020 05: 17 New
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        The one who stops is happy to stop, for example.
        Everything is logical if the situation, "by shouting, let it go," continue. And if it goes differently ....
        in short, we won’t guess, we’ll wait.
        1. Arberes 17 February 2020 09: 27 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          in short, we won’t guess, we’ll wait.

          Yes, wait! Forecasts are a thankless task. Still, I suppose that the trend of recent events is encouraging ?! Covering the M-5 with Russian troops is a strong move. hi
          1. rocket757 17 February 2020 09: 45 New
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            Welcome soldier
            We are sure that ours have already played a lot there and will continue in the same vein! But to the "fellow travelers" it will have to be driven in, somewhere, the Schaub has reached and settled there completely! In another way, they simply do not want to understand.
            1. Arberes 17 February 2020 09: 49 New
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              Quote: rocket757
              But to the "fellow travelers" it will have to be driven in, somewhere, the Schaub has reached and settled there completely!

              What part of the body did you mean for driving ... upper or lower? wassat
              Let's hope that things will not come to "intimacy". good
              1. rocket757 17 February 2020 09: 56 New
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                And where did they drive in to Russia, for credibility? For a complete and radical ... slightly lower.
                And for memory, everything was limited to the top, while depriving something of something, Schaub bared the beast could no longer show ... only porridge, eat porridge.
                1. Arberes 17 February 2020 10: 01 New
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                  I think if in the next two weeks there will be no stupid gestures on the part of the "partner" ??? then the crisis has passed and the dentist will not be needed and, God forbid.
                  PS
                  Otherwise, to a proctologist. yes
                  1. rocket757 17 February 2020 10: 13 New
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                    It is logical to conduct negotiations with our minister, of the "colloquial genre", than to receive an answer from the minister, of specific actions.
      2. Paul Siebert 17 February 2020 19: 25 New
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        But I don’t know what to think ...
        Take full responsibility. To shoulder other people's difficulties. To risk your life, for the well-being of others, is all in Russian traditions.
        Our guys in Syria have repeatedly proved that in courage they are worthy of their fathers and grandfathers ...
        Once there was an order of the General Staff - they will fulfill it with honor.
        But at the very top they should decide ... and tell the people about the results of this choice.
        Who are we with? Who is Erdogan for us? How far are we prepared to go far?
        It’s a risky business - we are actually moving forward to the line of fire.
        This is not a point blow due to clouds to strike ...
        Good luck to the peasants, may the Lord protect them ...
        1. certero 18 February 2020 12: 21 New
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          In Syria, Russia defends the interests of big capital like Gazprom. Well, since Russia is now a capitalist state, the people are also falling from this. What kind of relationship with Turkey, the Turks always love when the strong talk with them.
    2. Vladimir_2U 17 February 2020 05: 12 New
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      Well, so the Turks began with "observation posts", only for them there were no legal rights.
      1. bessmertniy 17 February 2020 05: 33 New
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        Let Erdogan have a headache if he does not take into account Russian posts. negative
        1. Arlen 17 February 2020 07: 05 New
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          Quote: bessmertniy
          Let Erdogan have a headache

          And she most likely started to hurt him. And there is something, his plans are not destined to come true. Russia makes Erdogan understand Hands off Syria!
          And then we'll see how with Erdogan’s head and with Turkey’s ears, they heard Russia or not.
      2. Arberes 17 February 2020 09: 33 New
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        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        Well, so the Turks began with "observation posts", only for them there were no legal rights.

        There is a big difference, dear Vladimir_2U hi between gangs and army units.
        Turkish posts were covered by bandits, and this, as we all noticed, did not bring success to the Turks.
        Russian posts will cover the army units of the SAR and this is very good!
        1. Vladimir_2U 17 February 2020 10: 30 New
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          Quote: Arberes
          they had no legal rights
          I didn’t just write it.
    3. fk7777777 17 February 2020 06: 16 New
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      In fact, they can’t go out differently, but they can sit there for life, just the food will end and that’s it. The guys will come and bury, and wherever they go on foot, and on the armor they will jerk, so they will use artillery. Everything is simple.
      1. rocket757 17 February 2020 07: 23 New
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        War is war .... but you always want to eat!
      2. Arberes 17 February 2020 09: 35 New
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        Quote: fk7777777
        just the food is over and that's it.

        Rainwater is supplied for three to four weeks and you will want so much home.
    4. Maz
      Maz 17 February 2020 15: 43 New
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      Q.E.D. Well, if someone touches the Russian military police, then oh how regret it, if there is anything left to regret.
      1. mitrich 17 February 2020 21: 51 New
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        Quote: Maz
        Q.E.D. Well, if someone touches the Russian military police, then oh how regret it, if there is anything left to regret.

        Our pilots were touched. Turks really regretted? Only, perhaps, they got off with tomatoes.
        1. Cetron 18 February 2020 00: 15 New
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          A Turk on a talk show shouted that he wanted to take revenge for the plane: there, the Turkmens, aviation and the RSO, carried several thousand to a hair dryer.
          “You have avenged a thousand times!” - shouted.
          True, the officially speaking head of the Moscow Region did not confirm anything. But the hysteria of the Turk was worth a lot, who in the subject understood.
  2. Kote Pan Kokhanka 17 February 2020 04: 56 New
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    The road obeys the going!
    Good day to everyone, Kote!
  3. Hunter 2 17 February 2020 05: 07 New
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    Marines! Complete the Combat Challenge - Get everyone back home!
    1. novel66 17 February 2020 07: 11 New
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      Marines in the desert ... sur! hi marine! hi
      1. rich 17 February 2020 09: 10 New
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        Marines in the desert ... sur

        Well, why immediately sur? Don't you watch TV?
        1. Arberes 17 February 2020 09: 37 New
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          Quote: Rich
          Well, why immediately sur?

          Is it they who are attacking Aleppo? hi More precisely, near Aleppo, to help government troops!
          1. rich 17 February 2020 09: 41 New
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            One question is, where did they get so many camels from?
            1. Slon379 17 February 2020 10: 28 New
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              Disarmed the Turkish avant-garde))
              1. Arberes 17 February 2020 10: 35 New
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                Quote: Slon379
                Disarmed the Turkish avant-garde))

                Horse-drawn transport has not yet been canceled, a good thing in some impassable places.
            2. Arberes 17 February 2020 10: 37 New
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              Desert ships and marines are a powerful conglomerate. angry
    2. Paranoid50 17 February 2020 21: 36 New
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      Quote: Hunter 2
      Marines! Complete Combat Challenge

      It goes without saying, Alex. yes hi
      Quote: Hunter 2
      Everyone back home!

      Here, unfortunately, it will not work ... I immediately remembered Bordov and Pazynich ...
  4. rotmistr60 17 February 2020 05: 15 New
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    this measure is designed to block the access of the Turkish army to the areas adjacent to the highway
    It follows that Erdogan crossed the line established by the Russian side. The open help to the militants with weapons, equipment and shelling, threats to the ambassador overflowed the chalice of patience. Now let's see if the main Turk decides on a postcard confrontation with Moscow. Our naturally calculated all the scenarios.
    1. protoss 17 February 2020 08: 58 New
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      I like your "naturally miscalculated." did we naturally calculate everything with the Nord Stream 2 too?
      1. Igor Gul 17 February 2020 20: 27 New
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        Naturally. Involved option "B" - through Ukraine.
    2. RVAPatriot 17 February 2020 16: 41 New
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      why so frankly, work at headquarters ??? or I did not recognize you GDP? do not write nonsense from scratch ....
  5. Thrifty 17 February 2020 05: 20 New
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    The Syrian army completely liberated Aleppo! Now the Turks, not waiting for the results of the negotiations in Moscow, will begin to spoil even more us and the Striysky army! The nightmare of Erdogad - the control by the Syrian army of its borders, with the expulsion of the Terek troops becomes a reality.
  6. LMN
    LMN 17 February 2020 06: 54 New
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    There is still a feeling that the agreements between the Russian Federation and Turkey are being implemented. what
    Was it originally a question of a 20-km buffer zone?
    1. Livonetc 17 February 2020 07: 33 New
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      It was so.
      In principle, it seems.
      However, what is happening is too "realistic" in terms of losses.
      Rather, the sultan wanted to snatch a little more, but gets a shortcut.
      1. LMN
        LMN 17 February 2020 07: 44 New
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        Quote: Livonetc
        It was so.
        In principle, it seems.
        However, what is happening is too "realistic" in terms of losses.
        Rather, the sultan wanted to snatch a little more, but gets a shortcut.

        Erdogan also does not want to be a "parsley". recourse And now it turns out, he showed that Turkey "can, if that." Kurds then he strained.
        And he is apparently trying to maintain influence on the "pro-Turkish" gangs. Hence, these deliveries of equipment that in fact do not solve anything. It seems that they helped, including with friendly fire, and the terrorists lose.
        And in particular, you must admit that if Turkey had a desire, there could have been many more. hi
        1. Livonetc 17 February 2020 08: 09 New
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          Of course it could.
          However, both from the Syrian and Turkish sides.
          Blitzkrieg would definitely not have come out.
          And then for the Sultan, both internal and external threats appear.
          He partially cleaned the army, many were preserved on the olnako and the dagger was hidden.
          Gulen remains a threat to the Sultan, the hunt for witches in Turkey continues.
          These are "winners are not judged."
          And in the case of the pro-throne, the throne staggers under the sultan.
          And the Americans will first begin to put caps on him in different places.
          He needs only absolute triumph.
          And it’s silly to count on such things.
          1. LMN
            LMN 17 February 2020 08: 42 New
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            If I understand you correctly, it turns out that we see fundamentally different situations.
            In my opinion, everything that is happening now is a direct consequence of the agreements of the Russian Federation and Turkey, which were reached even before Turkey crossed the borders of Syria.
            You find that Erdogan is playing some kind of independent and independent game.

            Let's see how it will be hi
            1. Livonetc 17 February 2020 09: 51 New
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              The pre-agreement with Turkey is one of the intersecting sets with all the many events of trends and stakeholders.
              Including Russia, it is playing its own game far from 100% coinciding with the agreements reached.
              We entered the era of multipolarity where all players try to pursue their goals, trying to honestly or not honestly beat not only opponents but also partners, and sometimes allies.
              Why go far.
              The Republic of Belarus is definitely our ally, but what a game it plays!
              And Turkey is our long-time bosom partner.
              1. LMN
                LMN 17 February 2020 10: 44 New
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                I disagree. no
                The agreements of the Russian Federation with Turkey (in our case), this is the quintessence of all "intersecting sets with all the multitude of events of trends and stakeholders," as you put it.
                If in the end, the result of the agreements is reached, then what difference does it make between the intermediate goals of both parties and in what way were these goals achieved? request

                More specifically, we cannot reason, because we don’t know what Putin and Erdogan agreed on, but I’m sure that specific points were established for each of the parties. For Turkey and Syria (the Russian Federation as a representative lol ).

                Judging by the comments lately, it seems that many people “forgot” the mood that was in VO a couple of months ago. Then Idlib seemed like a “viper” who didn’t understand how to clean it up. Kurds openly declared sovereignty (with US support) and regular parts of Syria attacked. And many waited for Turkey to move from words to deeds.
                And what do we have now after the negotiations in Sochi?
                The Kurds are fighting along with the regular army. In Idlib, there is a frank sweep.
    2. protoss 17 February 2020 11: 33 New
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      there really is an agreement, which is why the Turks surrendered the track almost without a fight (it looks like an agreement on Aleppo). the Turks overtook the troops so that homosexuals would not greet and climb further than agreed upon, but they had already climbed in places. the whole intrigue is how we will pay, there is a chance that we will try to throw and then the Turks intend to drive back the Asadites.
      we seem to have to pay off with some territories under the settlement of which the Turks took a million people. from settlements along the highway.
  7. cniza 17 February 2020 08: 43 New
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    At the same time, on the highway, the movement, accompanied by the military police of the RF Armed Forces, of Turkish military equipment, which was in the rear of the Syrian army, is recorded.


    And which way? If home, then everything is in order ...
  8. Vladimir_6 17 February 2020 08: 59 New
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    And yesterday they "broke their spears," whether Turkey will send troops into Syria or not.
    The answer to all skeptics is obvious. Now the Turks can put their block posts near the Turkish border guards.
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  9. megadeth 17 February 2020 10: 00 New
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    "For the first time since the intervention in the Syrian conflict, the Russian military began deploying along the M-5 motorway. No. That's what it means. "Russian military began deploying", the author even knows what this means in military language ... I didn’t oversleep after the weekend ...
  10. orionvitt 17 February 2020 10: 32 New
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    this measure is designed to block the access of the Turkish army to the areas adjacent to the highway

    It is interesting how during the Great Patriotic War, for four years, they provided the vast army on all fronts with a length of almost 3000 km. Moreover, often in the absence of any roads whatsoever, not just highways. And now something like that in greenhouse conditions.
    1. rotmistr60 17 February 2020 10: 37 New
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      Moreover, often in the absence of any roads at all,
      The rockades (the road along the front line) were actively built, which contributed to the supply and, if necessary, the transfer of troops.
      1. orionvitt 17 February 2020 10: 59 New
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        I know perfectly well what a rockade is, do not bother. Clearly built, and railway as well. I'm talking about today, when you give the highway to everyone, and even with a hard surface. They blocked the road, the whole war with the enemy is in doubt. Block post set, in general, the end. This is if you read the media reports. How do they even fight there? One gets the impression that not so much a war as a political game.
  11. faterdom 17 February 2020 10: 55 New
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    Erdogan in words always supported the territorial integrity of Syria. So, accordingly, he has something to rejoice with us.
    Just as the Americans were very happy in 2015, when we, too, "shoulder to shoulder" began to "wet ISIS together with the civilized world."
    I hope that we will bring a lot of joy to the "kids".
  12. Anchonsha 17 February 2020 10: 56 New
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    In fact, our checkpoints on this highway provide security against terrorists and this territory is not included in the circle of territories included in the agreement on joint actions with Turkey.
  13. Mentat 17 February 2020 14: 17 New
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    Quote: protoss
    I like your "naturally miscalculated." did we naturally calculate everything with the Nord Stream 2 too?

    Exactly. All pressure on Nord Stream 2 ended in zilch. It will be completed. Can't see and hear no news?
  14. Technologist 17 February 2020 15: 54 New
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    Awesome at our friends, that they need to block the road from them))
  15. impostor 17 February 2020 18: 19 New
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    Near the city of Sarakib in Idlib, the SAA opened a new corridor for civilian exit. So demarcation and freezing do not smell, and the tour patriots got excited about skyscrapers made of Russian skulls, for skyscrapers Bozkurtlar skulls may well be in abundance
  16. Chaldon48 17 February 2020 19: 48 New
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    Apparently the attack on the Russian police for Turkey is that red line that is fraught with big problems.
  17. andrew42 18 February 2020 12: 56 New
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    There is nothing to rejoice about. The situation is difficult. Measure - forced. Ours is few, and they are now pushed to the forefront. The Russian military will have to directly repel the attacks of the gangs organized and supported by the Turks. It remains to hope for the fighting efficiency and devotion of the Syrians on the ground, and for their airborne forces in the air.
  18. kig
    kig 19 February 2020 02: 46 New
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    Are our troops already in Syria? Unlimited contingent?