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Turkish convoy was attacked in Syria, one soldier was killed and two wounded

DAMASCUS, (BM) – One Turkish soldier died and two were injured in an attack on military medical vehicles in Syrian Idlib, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Turkish defense ministry statement.

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“As a result of an attack on an armored medical vehicle in Idlib, one of our soldiers died and two were injured. Returned fire was fired on the identified targets of the attackers,” the Turkish military said.

What group was attacked is not reported.

At the end of May, a car from a convoy of a Turkish military patrol blew up on a makeshift explosive device in Idlib, resulting in the death of one soldier.

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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