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5 Turkish troops killed in ‘intense’ Syrian army attack in Idlib

Five Turkish soldiers have been killed in an attack carried out by Syrian government forces in Syria’s northwest, according to the Turkish defence ministry. A further five troops were wounded in Monday’s shelling on a military base in Idlib province, the last rebel-held stronghold in the war-torn country. The “regime’s intense artillery fire targeted our elements sent as reinforcement to the…

5 Turkish troops killed in ‘intense’ Syrian army attack in Idlib

Five Turkish soldiers have been killed in an attack carried out by Syrian government forces in Syria’s northwest, according to the Turkish defence ministry.
A further five troops were wounded in Monday’s shelling on a military base in Idlib province, the last rebel-held stronghold in the war-torn country.
The “regime’s intense artillery fire targeted our elements sent as reinforcement to the region with an aim to prevent clashes in Idlib, ensure our border security and stop migration and human tragedy”, the ministry said.
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