IQNA

8:30 - March 01, 2020
News ID: 3470786
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A number of Syrian parliamentarians condemned Turkey for directly supporting terrorist groups in Idlib.

 

Following intense clashes in the northwestern province, the Syria MPs described Ankara’s siding with the terrorists as a clear violation of international laws and the Sochi agreement, SANA reported.

They underlined that Turkey, by occupying parts of Syria and backing terrorist groups, is to blame for the deaths of a number of Turkish soldiers in Idlib.

Tensions surged in Idlib on Thursday after dozens of Turkish soldiers were killed in an airstrike by Syrian forces.

The Russian Defense Ministry said that the targeted Turkish troops “were in the battle formations of terrorist groups.”

On Friday, Turkey which backs anti-Damascus militants claimed that it hit 200 Syrian government targets, “neutralizing” 309 soldiers.

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar claimed that the Turkish military had also destroyed five Syrian government helicopters, 23 tanks, 10 armored vehicles, 23 howitzers, five ammunition trucks, two air defense systems and three ammunition depots.

Drone footage released by the Turkish military showed blistering attacks on tanks, howitzers and soldiers.

However, a senior Turkish official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, claimed on Saturday that Turkey had destroyed “a chemical warfare facility, located some 13 kilometers south of Aleppo,” along with a large number of other Syrian government targets.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights challenged the claim, saying Turkey had struck a military airport in eastern Aleppo, where there are no chemical weapons.

 

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Tags: Syria ، Idlib ، Turkey ، Russia
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