MIDDLE EAST

Feb 28 2020

The defense Ministry commented on the attack on the Turkish forces in Idlib

Минобороны прокомментировало удар по турецким силам в Идлибе

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.

According to the coordinates any units of Turkish armed forces near the settlement Begun was not and is not supposed to be

– 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.

In violation of the Sochi agreement in Iglinskiy area de-escalate the Turkish side continues to support the actions of illegal armed groups by artillery fire and the use of reconnaissance-strike unmanned aircraft for attacks on units of the Syrian armed forces

– said the head of the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria of rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev MIDDLE EAST

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