SOHR activists documented a spike in death toll among the Turkish troops who were killed today in regime shelling that targeted a Turkish military post west of Saraqeb town. Seven soldiers and one civilian employee were killed after targeting by regime rocket shelling to the Turkish military post in Tarnabeh in the eastern countryside of Idlib.
Hours ago, Syrian Observatory activists confirmed that the number of fatalities of regime forces who were killed in the Turkish shelling on regime positions in “Putin-Erdogan” area rose to 13: eight soldiers were killed in Idlib, three were killed in the northern countryside of Latakia, and two were killed in the northern countryside of Hama.
No casualties were reported so far in the Turkish bombardment on Nubl in the northern Aleppo countryside. The death toll is expected to rise as there are more than 20 wounded some of whom are in serious condition.
Turkish forces have intensively shelled positions of the regime forces and loyalists in Aleppo, Hama, Idlib and Latakia.
SOHR sources have reported earlier that regime forces fired several rockets on Monday morning, on the Turkish point that had been recently installed in Tarnabeh area, west of Saraqeb town in eastern countryside of Idlib.
Turkish forces responded by shelling regime positions, from their positions in Idlib and from inside Turkish territory. This exchange of fire left four Turkish soldiers dead and injured about ten others, while six regime soldiers were killed and others were injured with varying severity.
Turkish helicopters evacuated the Turkish casualties from Tarnabah. It is noteworthy that Turkish forces stationed in Tarnabah, west of Saraqeb, shortly before being bombarded by regime forces, and after regime advancement into the western part of Saraqeb town where they captured Jobas village yesterday evening.