The Turkish forces came under attack by the Syrian army, because they were among the militants advancing on the positions of government forces. Ankara has not notified Moscow about the presence of its troops in the area of Idlib province. This was stated by the defense Ministry. The Russian defense Ministry said that Turkish soldiers came under attack in the area of the settlement Begun where Damascus, government forces attacked by militants, not a terrorist group “Hayat Tahrir Al-sham” (Jabhat al-Nusra). Militants tried to carry out an offensive against the Syrian army. While Turkey has not received information that in this area are its strength, despite requests of the Russian side.
– said at the Russian Centre for reconciliation the warring parties in Syria. In the Russian defense Ministry said that after receiving information about the dead and wounded Turkish soldiers, Russia has helped establish a ceasefire at the site and safe evacuation.
It is emphasized that aircraft VC of the Russian Federation in the area of the settlement Begun was not used.
In turn, the Russian side has accused Turkey of violating the Sochi agreement.
– said the head of the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria of rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev MIDDLE EAST