Turkey says four of its soldiers have been killed and nine wounded in shelling by Syrian government forces in Syria’s north-western Idlib province
It said up to 35 Syrian soldiers “were neutralised” in retaliatory fire. There is no comment by the Syrian government.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia not to stand in way of Turkish troops in the region over the shelling
Thousands of people have been fleeing an offensive by Syrian troops and their Russian backers against the last opposition stronghold in Idlib.
Many civilians have moved towards the border with Turkey.
Turkey and Russia, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, signed a de-escalation deal for Idlib in 2018, but it has been frequently violated..
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