The Turkish military is carrying out strikes in the Syrian province of Idlib in self-defense, Ankara said.
Turkey’s military has targeted 115 targets of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army in response to the shelling of its military in Idlib province in northern Syria. This was announced by the Turkish Defense Ministry on Monday, February 10.
In response, 115 targets of the regime were attacked (Bashar al-Assad – Ed.). 101 regime soldiers were neutralized, as well as three tanks, two artillery weapons, and one helicopter. As part of self-defense, strikes against designated targets continue,” the statement reads.
Earlier on Monday, it was reported that five Turkish soldiers were killed and five wounded in shelling in Syria’s Idlib. The Turkish side returned fire.
As you know, the Syrian army with the support of Russian aviation is conducting a large-scale offensive against the militias in Idlib, which are supported by Turkey. On 3 February, violent clashes broke out between Syrian and Turkish soldiers in the region, killing more than 20 people.