Turkish troops hit the Syrian military in Idlib province, 21 people were killed
ANKARA, (BM) – Turkey has struck two dozen Syrian military in Idlib province. This was a response to the shelling by Damascus, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Lenta.ru and Anadolu reports.
The attack killed 21 people. It is noted that Turkey also struck Syria’s drones and artillery mounts.
It is emphasized that this happened on March 5 in the afternoon. Ankara’s strike was a response to Damascus’s attacks, which killed one Turkish military in Idlib.
At the same time, an agreement was reached between Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to which a ceasefire regime entered into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Later, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus was ready to use force.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish summit talks was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale attack by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began. Government forces managed to recapture almost half of the Idlibian de-escalation zone and leave behind a number of Turkish observation posts, in connection with which Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region, launched Operation Spring Shield to oust Syrian troops, and increased support for loyal militants.
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 military personnel killed, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, several dozen units of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down.
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