01 August 2012

Turkish "Exercises" On Syrian Border

What better pretense for having a significant force along the border than a series of "exercises".

The exercises were held after a series of Turkish military deployments to the area prompted by the spiraling violence in the 17-month uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The reports could not immediately be confirmed.
Some 25 tanks from the Mardin 70th Mechanised Brigade took part in the exercises, which were overseen by commanders in the Nusaybin district of Mardin province, just 2 km (1 mile) from the Syrian border, Dogan news agency said.

And 25 tanks from an entire mech brigade is not all that significant. It's barely 2 maneuver companies (assuming a few tanks are down for maintenance).

By: Brant

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