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Assad regime forces try to attack Turkish observation post in Idlib

Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement, disguised as civilians, groups directed by the regime approach several posts in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
16.09.2020 - 16:47

Turkish security forces fended off an attack in the Idlib de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria, the country's National Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED

The ministry said in a statement that groups directed by the Bashar al-Assad regime but disguised as civilians approached several of Turkey's observation posts in the region.

One of these groups staged an attack near a Turkish observation post and was then dispersed, it added. No damage to the observation post was reported, it said.

Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia. The area has been the subject of multiple cease-fire understandings, frequently violated by the Assad regime and its allies.

It is currently home to 4 million civilians, including hundreds of thousands displaced in recent years by regime forces throughout war-torn Syria.