Russian-Turkish military patrol attacked in Syria

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Russian-Turkish military patrol attacked in Syria

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Unidentified persons attacked a Russian-Turkish military patrol in Syria. This is reported by the publication “Russian Spring” close to the Russian Ministry of Defense in its Telegram channel.

According to journalists, an explosion occurred during the execution of the tasks of the military police of the Russian Armed Forces to escort the Turkish convoy in the area of the Kabtan post in the Idlib de-escalation zone, as a result of which equipment from the Turkish convoy was damaged. The publication reports on the wounded, the exact number is not given.

As “Russian Vesna” writes, earlier a similar incident was recorded during the withdrawal of the “Murek” checkpoint, then a blow was struck at the Turkish convoy, trucks were burned down.

On March 5, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, signed an agreement, according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Later, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that if the American and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.

The reason for the Russian-Turkish summit talks was the sharp exacerbation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army began against the positions of the armed opposition forces and terrorists. Government forces have recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara dramatically increased its military contingent in the region and launched Operation Spring Shield to push back the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.

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