Turkey strikes Syrian army positions and “neutralizes” more than 100 soldiers.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense said, on Monday, that it had “neutralized” more than 100 soldiers in the Syrian army by striking dozens of government forces’ locations in response to the killing of 5 of its soldiers in Idlib, in the north of the country.
The Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement that “115 targets of the Syrian forces have been struck so far and the neutralization of 101 elements of the regime’s army.”
The Turkish Ministry of Defense said: “there was an immediate response to the killing of our soldiers in Idlib within the framework of the rules of engagement and the legitimate right of self-defense.”
The ministry added: “It turned out that three tanks and two mortar sites were destroyed, while one helicopter was also touched.”
Earlier on Monday, 5 Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack by the Syrian army on a control post in Idlib countryside, northern Syria, according to Turkish military sources.
Turkish officials announced that the Turkish army responded to the source of the attack on its forces in the town of Taftanaz, located in Idlib countryside, northern Syria.
Turkish officials had confirmed earlier that the Syrian army had targeted a Turkish observation post in Taftanaz in northern Syria, in the second such confrontation between Ankara and Damascus.Watch more about Arab News Latest, Arab Politics News.