Turkish convoy crossed into Idlib's Khan Sheikhoun

Turkish convoy crossed into Idlib's Khan Sheikhoun

A Turkish convoy crossed into northwest Syria today to help insurgents in the town of Khan Sheikhoun fighting a government advance, Syrian state media said.

Syrian army troops reached the edge of Khan Sheikhoun in the south of Idlib province overnight, a rebel official and a monitor said.

The advance not only threatens the town, in rebel hands since 2014, but also to encircle insurgent fighters in their only patch of territory in neighboring Hama province, Reuters reported.

Syrian state news agency SANA, citing a Foreign Ministry source, said the convoy loaded with munitions would not affect "the determination of the Syrian Arab Army to keep hunting the remnants of terrorists" in Khan Sheikhoun or elsewhere.