Turkish artillery strikes Syrian Democratic Forces north of Aleppo
DAMASCUS, (BM) – The positions of Kurds from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were fired by Turkish artillery in the north of Aleppo on April 10, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according a Krasnaya Vesna’s source in Syria.
According to the source, Turkish artillery attacked SDF positions in the area of Manag military airport and Al-Malikiya village in the north of Aleppo province.
In addition, a source said that five SDF members were killed in a missile strike at the front in the Basufan region of northwestern Aleppo province.
We add that this is not the first shelling of Kurds from the Turkish side for today. Earlier, the Turkish military attacked the SDF in the area of Al-Sheikh Issa and the city of Tel Rifaat in the north of Aleppo.
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.
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