Turkey launched new missile attacks on Syrian military in Aleppo
DAMASCUS, (BM) – The Turkish army launched new missile attacks on military and civilians in the Syrian city of Al-Arima, located in the province of Aleppo, learned BulgarianMilitary.com quoting Lenta.ru and sources at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
It is noted that as a result of the attack, at least four Syrian soldiers were killed, five more were injured. Reported and injured civilians: the exact number of wounded and killed is still unknown.
Early today the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg has released a statement about the the consultations under Article 4, triggered by Turkey.
“I spoke to the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu last night about the situation in Syria, and he requested these consultations. Allies offer their deepest condolences for the death of Turkish soldiers in last night’s bombing near Idlib…; This dangerous situation must be deescalated to avoid further worsening of the horrendous humanitarian situation in the region, and to allow urgent humanitarian access for those trapped in Idlib…NATO continues to support Turkey with a range of measures, including by augmenting its air defences, which helps Turkey against the threat of missile attacks from Syria.”
On the night of February 28, the Turkish army attacked the positions of the Syrian army in Idlib and destroyed a convoy of government troops. The attack was a response to the shelling of Turkish troops in the Jebel al-Zawiya region, which killed 33 troops. Turkey promised to avenge Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the deaths of soldiers.
As a result of the offensive in January-February, the Syrian army occupied almost half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind Turkish observation posts. This outraged Ankara, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that if by the end of February the Syrian troops are not withdrawn from the line of posts, the Turkish army will begin a military operation.
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