At dawn on Monday, Syrian regime forces targeted a Turkish observation post in the Idlib governorate, killing eight Turkish citizens, one of them a civilian. The Turkish army responded immediately to the attack, explained Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, and bombed 54 targets belonging to the regime, killing 76 Syrian soldiers.
This escalation against Syrian regime forces operating under a Russian umbrella to control Idlib province was expected. Officials have announced repeatedly that the Turkish army will not hesitate to respond to any attack by the Syrian regime forces on their soldiers stationed in observation posts in the de-escalation zone.
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Source:: Middle East Monitor