2 Turkish Soldiers Killed in Airstrike in Idlib Province

The Attack Happened Weeks after Turkey and Russia Agreed to a Ceasefire


Two Turkish soldiers were killed in an airstrike in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province on Thursday, Turkey’s defense ministry said. A third soldier was injured in the attack blamed on by “radical groups”.

The ministry said the soldiers quickly mounted a powerful retaliatory attack but did not provide more information.

The attack happened two weeks after Turkey and Russia signed a ceasefire agreement that was expected to end the three-month air and ground campaign by Syrian government against rebel forces.

Hundreds of people have been killed in the conflict. Millions of others have fled the region toward the Turkish border.