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An anti-tank rocket hit Turkish military equipment in Syria, two soldiers were killed

DAMASCUS, (BM) – A few hours ago, Syrian troops published a video recording the moment the destruction of special military equipment delivered from Turkey, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing news agency Aviapro.

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As a result of the exact hit of an anti-tank missile system’s rocket the military bulldozer was destroyed – at least two Turkish soldiers were killed, according to local sources.

So far, there has been no official confirmation from Ankara of the death of the two soldiers.

It should be clarified that over the past two days, the tension in Syria between the Turkish and Syrian military has increased very much, and, obviously, this may indicate the resumption of military clashes in the northwestern part of the Arab Republic.

Two days earlier, the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he did not intend to tolerate a violation of the agreements between Ankara and Moscow, and a few hours later the Turkish military attacked the positions of the Syrian army, in response to which, the Syrian military obviously struck back against the Turks.

Background

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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