Turkey hit 21 targets in Syria in response to the death of its soldier

DAMASCUS, (BM) – Turkish armed forces shelled 21 targets in Syrian Idlib in response to the death of a Turkish soldier as a result of tank shelling of Turkish military positions, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Turkish Anadolu agency on Saturday.

According to a statement from the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the targets were hit in response to tank shelling of Turkish positions in northwestern Syria. One Turkish soldier was seriously injured in a Syrian bombardment and died on the way to the hospital.

Recently, the situation in Idlib has escalated. Turkey accuses Syria of shelling and the death of its military, and also strikes back. The Russian military reports that Turkey supports the militants, and the Syrian army responds to their attacks.

On February 20, Turkish troops and opposition forces launched a military operation against the Syrian army, it was suspended after the Russian military appealed to prevent incidents.

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What’s happening in Syria?:

February 22:

08:22 p.m. EET – Turkey hit 21 targets in Syria in response to the death of its soldier

03:00 p.m EET – Syrian army partially liberated the demilitarized zone in the province of Idlib

08:48 a.m. EET – Russia began large-scale air strikes in Syria, a local source reports

08:42 a.m. EET – Turkey deployed multiple launch rocket system Hurricane in Idlib (video)

06:22 a.m. EET – Russian fighter jets have intercepted a Turkish F-16 over Aleppo

February 21:

3:00 p.m. EET – Syrian military repelled another attack by pro-Turkish militants

07:00 a.m EET– Unknown fighter jets tried to attack the Russian air base in Syria

February 20:

4:21 p.m. EET – Russia’s Su-24 bombed over Idlib, Turkey stopped artillery strikes, Turkish soldiers died

4:09 p.m. EET – Syria said it repels the attack in Idlib, a missile was aimed to Su-24

3:32 p.m. EET – Turkey has launched military actions in Idlib, Russia’s Su-35s fighters in the sky

February 19:

11:40 p.m. EET – Syrian air defense repelled an attack near Russian Khmeimim air base

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Editorial team / Interfax, Anadolu agency