UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Turkish troops neutralized 55 Syrian military government forces in Idlib over the past 24 hours, the Sabah Turkish publication reported Thursday, quoting the Turkish Defense Ministry.
“According to the latest information received from our sources in Idlib, 55 military regimes were neutralized today (on Wednesday – ed.),” the ministry said in a statement.
As the newspaper notes, Turkish authorities use the term “neutralization” when it comes to those who surrendered, captured or killed.
In recent days, Turkey has attacked Syrian forces in Idlib province in response to the shelling of Turkish observation posts, which, according to Ankara, is carried out by the Syrian army.
In the last week, the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib has become much more complicated.
Turkey strikes at Syrian forces in Idlib in response to the shelling of Turkish observation posts, which, according to Ankara, is carried out by the Syrian army.
The day before, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that at present, as a result of the actions of the Syrian army in the region, 14 Turkish soldiers have died and 45 more were injured.
The Turkish army in response to the shelling in Idlib attacked 115 targets of the Syrian government army and “neutralized” 101 Syrian troops.
According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, a Syrian army helicopter, three tanks and two mortars were destroyed as a result of a retaliatory strike.
Last week, Turkish authorities reported that the Turkish military fell under shelling of Syrian government forces in Idlib. Erdogan claimed that eight people were killed as a result of the shelling.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar claimed that the Turkish armed forces, in response to the shelling, attacked 54 Syrian targets and “neutralized” over 70 Syrian soldiers.
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