At Least Three Russian and Many Turkish Soldiers Injured in An Attack in Syria
At least three Russian and an unknown number of Turkish soldiers were injured in an attack in Syria. The attack was on a joint patrol of the Russian and Turkish army.
Syrian militants detonated a roadside bomb as it passed the patrol, according to Russian news agency RIA.
This happened along the M4 motorway in the southern part of the safe zone established by Turkey and Russia in northwestern Syria, which they monitor jointly.
The blast damaged a Turkish and a Russian armoured vehicle.
Russia and Turkey established the safe zone in March to stop the heavy fighting in and around Idlib. There is the last stronghold of fighters against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Moscow supports Assad, while Ankara is behind the opposition. The two countries have made various agreements to reduce hostilities.