المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

“De-escalation zone” | Russian and Turkish jets fly over the area, following the killing of Turkish soldier west of Idlib

SOHR sources say that a Turkish soldier died of his injuries sustained in an explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) on the Aleppo-Latakia road, west of Jisr al-Shughour.

This afternoon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored an intensive flight of Russian jets, coinciding with the flight of a Turkish aircraft near the border with the Iskenderun region.

Meanwhile, reconnaissance drones were seen flying over the western Idlib countryside and Jabal al-Zawiya.

Syrian Observatory activists reported earlier hearing a loud explosion near Aleppo-Latakia international highway (M4) in Al-Ghassaniyyah area in rural Jisr Al-Shughur. The explosion was caused by targeting Turkish military vehicles with IEDs. The convoy was escorted with other vehicles affiliated to opposition factions.

According to SOHR sources, the explosion injured Turkish soldier and officer one of whom sustained serious injuries. Turkish helicopters have transported the injured military personnel to a Turkish hospital in Al-Rayhaniyyah area in Iskenderun region.

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