Azerbaijan, Baku, September 3 /Trend, A. Taghiyeva/
Turkish troops near the Syrian border are on high alert, Zaman newspaper reported today.
According to the newspaper, if a military operation begins in Syria, the first missile strikes on that country's territory will be made by the launchers located in Kyrykhan area of the Turkish province of Hatay.
Moreover, servicemen undertake intensive training near the Syrian border. Military equipment will be delivered and personnel will be stationed there.
Some Western countries as well as Turkey have already supported intervention in Syria following another escalation of the situation there. On August 21, media outlets reported a large scale deployment of chemical weapons near Damascus by Syrian Government Troops. Over 600 people were the victims of the attack.
Earlier the US president declared that the use of chemical weapon is a 'red line' for the Assad regime. Media outlets also reported preparations of the Navy and Air Force of these countries to begin intervention.
Clashes between the government forces and armed opposition have been continuing in Syria for over two years. According to UN statistics, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is more than 100,000 people. The Syrian authorities say they are opposed by well-armed militants.
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