المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Armed attack on Turkish military base | Turkish soldier dies of injuries sustained in Idlib countryside

SOHR sources say that a Turkish soldier died of injuries he sustained this morning, after a military base being targeted in the town of Ma’atram near Ariha city in Idlib.

Reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that unknown gunmen in a car “Santa Fe” opened fire on several Turkish soldiers in the perimeter of their military base in “Mu’taram” town nearby Ariha city, south of Idlib. The attack left two Turkish soldiers injured, one of them sustained serious injuries.

On August 29, SOHR sources reported car bomb explosion and armed attack on a Turkish post in Sallat Al-Zuhur village in western Idlib.

SOHR activists documented at the time the killing of a resident from Tel Hamki village in the western countryside of Idlib due to the indiscriminate gunfire, in addition to the injury of several members of Al-Sham Corps, in charge of guarding the Turkish post, during the attack.

A day later, SOHR sources monitored Turkish forces on high alert along Latakia-Aleppo international highway (M4), in which Turkish troops were seen deployed in the area between Ishtabraq post to Nahlaya town in the western countryside of Idlib.

It is worth noting that a group known as “Khattab Al-Shishani” Battalions claimed responsibility of previous attacks on Russian-Turkish joint patrols on M4. However, it is not known yet to which body this group affiliated.

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