More Turkish reinforcements in Syria; Russian troops killed

Associated Press |
Published: 02.06.20 , 17:09
Turkey sent more reinforcements into northwestern Syria on Thursday, setting up new positions in an attempt to stop a Syrian government offensive on the last rebel stronghold in the war-torn country, state media and opposition activists said.
The move came after a rare confrontation between Turkey and Syria on Monday that killed seven Turkish soldiers and a Turkish civilian member of the military, as well as 13 Syrian soldiers.
In Moscow, the Foreign Ministry announced that Russian soldiers have been killed in a northern Syrian province alongside Turkish servicemen, without saying when the incident occurred.
The ministry blamed "terrorists" for the deaths, saying that the attacks in Idlib province intensified in January.
"Russian and Turkish military specialists died tragically," the statement said, without specifying when and how many Russian soldiers were killed.