10 Feb 2020

Turkish soldiers killed in attack blamed on Syrian forces

Turkey has deployed thousands of troops to Idlib in north west Syria in an effort to halt an offensive by Syrian government forces that has displaced almost 700,000 civilians.

Five Turkish soldiers were killed as a military base came under attack prompting immediate retaliation.

In the last week President Assad’s push to take the last rebel held enclave has led to some of the most serious direct confrontations between Turkish and Syrian troops since the conflict began.