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Russia refused to guarantee the safety of Turkish aviation in Syria

MOSCOW, (BM) – Russia refused to guarantee the safety of Turkish aviation after the Syrian authorities closed the skies over the province of Idlib. This was announced by the head of the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria Oleg Zhuravlev, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Lenta.ru.

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According to Zhuravlev, the Syrian government was forced to announce the closure of airspace over Idlib.

The closure of airspace over the entire northwestern part of Syria for aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles was announced earlier than March 1.

The command of the Syrian army noted that any air targets would be considered enemy and should be destroyed.

The situation in Idlib escalated in January, when the Syrian government army launched an offensive in the region. On the night of February 28, the Turkish military began to strike at the positions of the Syrian army.

The attack was a response to the shelling of a Turkish convoy in the Jebel al-Zawiya region, which killed 33 troops and injured 32 more. Turkey promised to avenge Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the deaths of soldiers and convened a meeting of the NATO Council.

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