M4 Motorway (Syria)

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M4 Motorway
Route information
Length120 km (70 mi)
Highway system
Transport in Syria

The M4 Motorway is a highway in Northern Syria which runs parallel with its northern border with Turkey.

The M4 runs from Latakia to Saraqib. It also connects Arihah and Jisr al-Shughur. Its length is 120 km. Assuming that it shares some 60 km. with the Motorway M5, it arrives until Aleppo, and from there, it has been expanded as a two-lane expressway that continues further east into the Iraqi border, ultimately reaching its destination at Mosul.

In October 2019, the highway became a warzone, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebel forces advanced into the Kurdish-controlled region of Rojava. Civilians had been killed near the motorway.[1][2] Turkish media also reported that it was the goal of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring to reach the M4 highway.[3]


  1. ^ Sanchez, Raf (13 October 2019). "Turkish-backed rebels accused of killing unarmed Kurdish civilians". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/world/middleeast/turkey-invasion-syria-kurds.html
  3. ^ "What is Turkey's plan in Syria?". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 13 October 2019.

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