5 More Turkish Soldiers Perish Under Syrian Army Artillery Fire in Syria

Turks fired at the Syrian army and the Syrians fired back

Turkey has been moving many more military convoys to Idlib lately

Earlier today reports broke out that the Turkish military — which had recently greatly bolstered its numbers in Syria’s AQ-held Idlib — had joined the Islamist rebels in a counter-offensive against the Syrian army, which would mean Turkey had joined the war in Syria on al-Qaeda’s side. That turned out to be a mere virtual “Twitter” offensive, albeit something like that can’t be excluded for the future.

In the meantime in real life, the Syrian army continued its dive and captured a few more settlements:

Another thing which happened is that Erdogan got 5 more of his soldiers killed and just as many wounded. Turkish artillery at Taftanaz airbase which they had recently occupied started firing at Syrian army positions in the key strategic town of Saraqib. The Syrians returned fire, killing 5 Turkish soldiers, and destroying some artillery pieces:

— UPDATE — The number of Turkish KIA from this incident has been updated to 6.

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