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6 Turkish troops, 13 Syrians killed in Idlib

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Filed on February 3, 2020 | Last updated on February 3, 2020 at 10.54 pm
6 Turkish troops, 13 Syrians, killed, Idlib

(AP)

Syrian activists said air strikes in the country's northern, rebel-held region killed at least nine civilians on Monday.

Turkey hit targets in northern Syria, responding to shelling by Syrian government forces that killed at least six Turkish military personnel, the Turkish president said on Monday. A Syrian war monitor said 13 Syrian troops were also killed.

Syrian activists said air strikes in the country's northern, rebel-held region killed at least nine civilians on Monday.

The exchange between Ankara and Damascus came hours after a large Turkish military convoy entered the northwestern province of Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in Syria. It is likely to further increase tensions between the two neighbouring countries.



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