Turkish Defense Ministry: Four Turkish soldiers killed, nine wounded in Syrian shelling
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  • 10:57 03 February 2020

Turkish Defense Ministry: Four Turkish soldiers killed, nine wounded in Syrian shelling

At least four Turkish soldiers were martyred and nine others injured in intense shelling by Bashar al-Assad regime forces in northwestern Syria on Monday, the Turkish Defense Ministry said, ONA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

In a statement, the ministry said the soldiers -- who were sent as reinforcements to the region for the purpose of preventing conflicts in Idlib de-escalation zone -- were attacked by the regime forces, although their locations were previously coordinated.

One of the injured soldiers is in critical condition, the statement said, adding the Turkish Armed Forces responded to the attacks and destroyed the targets.

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