Operation Spring Shield

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Operation Spring Shield (Turkish: Bahar Kalkanı Harekâtı) was an invasion of Syria by Turkey, which was in the Idlib region of northwest Syria,[1] and which started on 27 February 2020 in response to the Balyun airstrikes.[2][3] Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that the goal of the operation was inside of the rules of the Astana talks, to ensure a ceasefire in the Second Northern Syria Buffer Zone and to prevent migration from Idlib towards the Turkish border. On 5 March, Turkey and Russia signed a ceasefire agreement in Moscow.[4]

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  1. "Turkey launches Operation Spring Shield against regime aggression in Syria". Istanbul: Daily Sabah. 2020-03-01.
  2. Amberin Zaman (2020-03-01). "Turkey launches Operation Spring Shield against Syrian forces". Al-Monitor.
  3. Joe Truzman (2020-03-05). "Turkey's Operation "Spring Shield" delivers blow to Hezbollah". Longwarjournal.org.
  4. "Rusya'dan İdlib açıklaması: Ateşkes düzenlemesine genel olarak uyuluyor" (in Turkish). Ankara: Milliyet. 2020-03-12.