Ankara: Turkey said two soldiers were killed on Wednesday after the Syrian government attacked northwestern Syria as a result of continuous clashes between the national forces of the two countries.
Turkey has sent thousands of soldiers to the area to support Syrian insurgents hiding in the area, but has failed to stop the Syrian government-backed offensive of the Syrian government to recapture the province of Idlib.
Near the Turkish border, the Idlib region was the last rebel stronghold nine years after the Syrian war.
A statement from the Turkish Ministry of Defense stated that Syria’s recent attack on its troops also injured six soldiers. It has not provided more details.
The attack comes when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to travel to Moscow and says he wants to reach a Syrian ceasefire agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In the past month, clashes between Turkish and Syrian troops in northwestern Syria killed more than 50 Turkish troops, including 33 soldiers who died in an air raid on Thursday.
Moscow was responsible for the upgrade of Ankara before a summit between the two most important power brokers in Syria.
Russian officials said they held Turkey responsible for the collapse of the ceasefire agreement reached in Sochi, Russia in 2018.
They said that Ankara could not cash in on the deal and restricted militants who continued to attack targets in Syria and Russia.