A bomb exploded next to a Turkish convoy in Syria, one soldier was killed
DAMASCUS, (BM) – According to preliminary data, the bombing of a home-made device in the Syrian province of Idlib was carried out by terrorists of the Al-Islamad-Turkestani group, learned BulgarianMilitary.comm citing TASS.
The explosion killed a Turkish soldier. This was reported yesterday on May 27by the Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev who is the head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria.
He noted that the militants brought the device into operation when a military convoy was moving along the M4 highway near a warehouse with grouping ammunition.
Earlier it was reported that as a result of the attack, two Turkish soldiers were seriously injured. They were taken by helicopter to the hospital.
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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