Two Turkish soldiers killed in Syria regime fire: ministry

By: AFP      Published: 12:01 AM, 6 Mar, 2020
Two Turkish soldiers killed in Syria regime fire: ministry
Turkish 155mm self-propelled artillery guns positioned east of the rebel-held city of Binnish, fire toward Syrian regime-controlled positions near Saraqib in the northwestern Idlib province on March 5, 2020.–AFP

Two Turkish soldiers were killed by Syrian regime fire in Idlib, its defence ministry said Thursday, just hours before a ceasefire agreed by Turkey and Russia was due to take effect.

Three other soldiers were also wounded in the attack in the northwestern province, the ministry said, adding that Turkish forces "immediately" retaliated against regime targets.