The Syrian National Coalition extended its sincere condolences to the brotherly Turkish people and to the families of the fallen heroes of the Turkish army who were killed today in Syria while carrying out their duty at the observation points set up in Idlib province.
In a press release issued on Monday, the Coalition said that “the blood of the Turkish and Syrian peoples, which has been mixed together throughout history, is once again mixing today in defense of freedom and what is right. The Turkish blood which today watered Syria’s soil will usher in new phase that will have a major role in ending the cycle of violence and deterring the oppressors in Syria once and for all.”
The Turkish Ministry of Defense earlier today said that five Turkish soldiers were killed and five others injured in artillery shelling by Assad’s forces on a Turkish observation post in Idlib.
Turkey on Sunday sent new military reinforcements to the observation posts it set up in Idlib province. The reinforcement included tanks, ambulances, and armored personnel carriers ahead of an expected announcement of a large-scale military operation in Idlib by the Turkish army and the Syrian National Army. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)