Airstrike Against Turkish Troops Could Reshape the Syrian War
At least 33 troops died in an attack on a Turkish military post in Idlib—a major escalation in a conflict involving Ankara, Damascus, and Moscow.
BY AUDREY WILSON | FEBRUARY 28, 2020, 5:45 AM
Syrian Airstrike Marks a Major Escalation
At least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an airstrike on Thursday in Syria’s Idlib province—the highest death toll in a single day for Turkish troops this month since thousands were deployed in northwestern Syria to slow a Russia-backed Syrian offensive against the country’s last rebel holdout.
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