The post in question is located near the town of Tell Touqan in southern Idlib. Ruptly released on January 13 footage of Turkish troops withdrawing from the post along with their equipment. A unit of the Russian Military Police escorted the departing troops.
While Turkey is evacuating its posts in government-held areas, it is boosting its military presence in the militant-held part of northwestern Syria, known as Greater Idlib. Most of the new posts were established in the al-Zawiya Mount in the southern part of the region.
Under an agreement with Russia reached last March, Turkish troops had to reopen the Lattakia-Aleppo highway, M4, and neutralize terrorist groups in Greater Idlib. These commitments have not been fulfilled yet.