DAMASCUS, (BM) – The shelling of the Syrian Arab Republic army’s positions in the south of Idlib province was carried out by the Turkish military, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing several local sources.
The report said that on July 2, 2020, the Turkish military, who were stationed north of the city of Kafr Nabla, fired on the positions of the Syrian army, and victims were avoided among the soldiers and officers of the Syrian army.
Before the shelling, units of the Syrian army shelled opposition forces in the area of this post. Nobody was going to shoot specifically at the Turkish military. The target was jihadist units.
The report emphasizes that the Turkish forces are constantly attacking units of the Syrian army from positions that are close to the positions of the Turkish military. Return fire almost always leads to skirmishes with the Turkish military.
The report said that Turkey has introduced an additional contingent of troops to the province. This could result in casualties from Turkish forces from accidental artillery hits.
Recall, on June 14, 2020, the Syrian Republic aviation destroyed a convoy of cars on the road between the cities of Deir – Sunbul and El-Baraa. In the column were fighters of the Huras ad Din group, branches of Al-Qaeda.
Turkish-backed forces continue to launch artillery attacks on SDF and SAA positions in Syria
Turkish-backed forces launched a missile attack on Syria Arab Army position on June 18 early in the morning and targeted SAA positions near Tel Rifaat from Marea as we reported according local sources.
According to them there were no casualties. SAA responded with a short shelling of their own.
At the same time in northern Syria the Turkish-backed forces hit Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF] positions in Kizali village, west of Tel Abyad, with artillery shells. No casualties were reported.
Israel continues to hit Iranian militant positions in Syria
As we reported on June 29 the Israeli Air forces carried out an airstrike on the pro-Iranian militants positions in Eastern Syria and as a result of it nine people were killed.
The air raid, which, as in all previous similar cases, Israel is supposedly standing for, became the second in the last 24 hours. This was announced on Monday by the Pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, citing data from the London-based non-governmental organization Syrian Observatory of Human Rights.
Local sources say that Israel is probably behind the attacks near the Iraqi border, which occurred several hours after six members of one of the Iranian-supported groups died in a similar raid. According to Syrian Observatory, the militias killed during Sunday’s airstrikes were mostly Iraqi citizens.
As reported by BulgarianMilitary.com, the command of the Syrian army on June 23 responded to attacks by the Israeli Air Force in the southern, central and eastern regions of the Arab Republic. In Damascus, it was stated that Israeli aircraft hit the army post in Salamia and the command center of government troops in the city of Sabura in the province of Hama.
This happened a few hours after rockets fired by Jewish state aviation hit military targets in the province of Deir al-Zor along the border with Iraq and southern Syria, near the border with Jordan. According to local sources, all pro-Iranian militias and directly Iranian “military advisers” were at all sites and positions attacked by Israel.
The Israeli side in such cases has traditionally refrained from any comments, neither confirming nor refuting reports of air raids in Syria.
The head of the operations department of the General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, General Aaron Khaliva, said in an interview with Walla news agency on April 29 that Israeli “secret operations” against Syria are continuing and they have become much more successful in achieving the main task – the withdrawal of all Iranian forces from the Arab Republic.
Three days earlier, on April 26, at that time, Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett warned that his military was ready to take “urgent measures in Syria.” “We have moved from a policy of blocking Iran to its ousting from Syria,” said the former head of the military department.
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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