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Turkey deceived Russia and launched an attack on the Syrian military

DAMASCUS, (BM) – Ankara launched a military invasion of Syria and attacked areas with large Syrian forces in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo, violating the agreements with Moscow to create a de-escalation zone in this region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Aviapro and AMN news agencies.

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The attack was carried out using heavy artillery, presumably the very ones that were transferred to Syria a few days ago, while the information about the injured and the dead is very vague – according to pro-Turkish sources, we are talking about 10 dead SAA troops, while the Lebanese Al-Masdar News news agency reports the absence of both dead and injured.

“On Saturday morning, the Turkish military launched a new attack on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), directing attacks on positions in the province of Aleppo. According to reports, the Turkish military launched an unprovoked attack on the positions of the Syrian army in western Aleppo, resulting in some material damage, but no one was hurt. The attack, apparently, lasted only for a short period of time and was based mainly on artillery attacks from the area near the Turkish border. At the same time, the Syrian Arab army and Turkish-backed militants exchanged attacks along the Jabal al-Zawiya front in southern Aleppo on Saturday, resulting in casualties for both sides. A recent outbreak of violence in northwestern Syria was the result of an incident earlier this month when members of the terrorist group Urras al-Din ambushed large Syrian forces on the Al-Gaab Plain”, AMN reports.

The Russian side has not yet commented on the attack on the Syrian military by Turkey, however, it was previously reported that all current agreements between Ankara and Moscow could be broken, since Turkey has not complied with any points of the agreements reached, while the terrorists actively attack the position of SAA.

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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