6 Turkish troops, 13 Syrians killed in Idlib

6 Turkish troops, 13 Syrians, killed, Idlib

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



By AP

Published: Mon 3 Feb 2020, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 10:14 AM

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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