Russian military base was attacked and partially destroyed [video]
DAMASCUS, (BM) – According to Russian military media, a Russian military base was attacked in the area of Tell Tamer in Syria intense mortar fire by the Turkish military, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Russian media Aviapro claims that the Turkish military fired on the positions of the Syrian democratic forces, but with wrong calculations, they hit the Russian military base in the area and caused damage. There were no reports of casualties.
BulgariaMilitary.com announced yesterday that after the new year, the Turkish military had resumed artillery attacks in the province of Aleppo. They target mainly the Syrian democratic forces, which support Turkey’s recognized terrorist group, the PKK. As we announced yesterday, dozens of families have been evicted from these areas. The Lebanese news agency Al-Masdar News has made a rhetorical comment that there are Russian troops in the area and that clashes are possible.
Military experts note that the attack on the Russian base is not intentional but an accident. They generally share the view that Turkish forces would not risk attacking the base, given that they would be subjected to massive retaliatory shelling, both by artillery and by air.
Turkish analysts blame the incident on the Syrian Democratic Forces forces, which were stationed near the south of the Russian base. Some observers claim that the Russian military could not accept the attack on their base as a provocation. On the contrary, they say that Russia is ready to support Turkey against the Syrian democratic forces in this area. They have repeatedly stated that they will expel the Russians from the nearby military airport.
So far, there has been no official statement from either Turkey or Russia.
Turkish artillery and missile attack in Aleppo province, northern Syria
A Turkish artillery and missile attack was carried out on January 4th by Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s troops in northern Syria, Aleppo province. The Lebanese news agency Al-Masdar News and several field sources confirm the news, as we reported yesterday, January 6.
Turkish troops have reportedly attacked the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) forces, which oppose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The Syrian Democratic Forces are formations backed by the United States and a coalition.
Military analysts say the Turkish military is interested in the cities of Ain Isa and Manbij. This data could explain Monday’s attacks on Turkish troops in the province, which is still mainly under the control of Syrian democratic forces. Turkey has long categorized these Syrian forces as “Syria’s main enemy.” The Syrian Democratic Forces are backed and linked to the PKK, which has been declared a terrorist organization in Turkey.
War in Syria
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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