Turkish troops came under fire in the Syrian Al-Hasakah province
DAMASCUS, (BM) – Turkish troops and armed groups of the Syrian opposition were shelled in the Syrian Al-Hasakah province province, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Al-Mayadin information on May 28.
It is reported that Kurdish units, which are part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) association, fired at their opponents in eight settlements of the region. The incident arose in the border region of Abu Rasayn.
There is no information about injured Turkish soldiers or soldiers from the Syrian opposition.
We remind you that in October 2019, Turkey sent troops to the north of Syria. As a result of the invasion, a 30-kilometer security zone was created in the area of the Syrian border.
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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