Artillery fire in Syria’s northwestern region, a Turkish soldier was killed
DAMASCUS, (BM) – The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced on Monday evening that a Turkish soldier was killed in Syria’s northwestern region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing AMN news.
According to the statement from the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the soldier was killed by artillery fire from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), who was attempting to capture the strategic city of Saraqib at the time.
The death of the Turkish soldier comes just days after the Syrian Arab Army killed more than 35 Turkish military personnel in the Idlib countryside.
As a result of the aforementioned attack, the Turkish Armed Forces carried out a large-scale attack against the Syrian military, resulting in the death of several soldiers and the destruction of many armored and technical vehicles.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls a military convoy sent by the Turkish army to the city of Seraqib was destroyed by SS-21 Scarab (Russian: Tochka 21) ballistic missile yesterday.
At the same time (March, 2) Iran-backed forces launched a missile strike on Turkish troops on the border using a ballistic missile.
“The pro-Iranian forces fighting on the side of the Bashar al-Assad regime fired a ballistic missile at the positions of the Turkish army in the north of Idlib province. This is with reference to the Syrian media reports the Israeli news portal “Nziv”. According to preliminary data, we are talking about a medium-range missile that is identical to that used by the Yemen Houthi against the Saudi forces. It is reported that the shell was shot down by a missile defense system deployed on the border of Turkey and Syria,” 9tv channel reports.
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Ankara, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that if by the end of February the Syrian troops are not withdrawn from the line of posts, the Turkish army will begin a military operation.
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