Several wounded in Syria attack on Russian-Turkish patrol

MOSCOW (HRNW) – Three Russian and several Turkish soldiers were wounded Tuesday in Syria s restive Idlib province when a joint military patrol was hit by an improvised explosive device, Russia s defence ministry said.

Russia and Turkey launched the patrols along the M4 highway in March following a ceasefire agreement aimed at stopping heavy fighting in and around Idlib, the last major bastion of anti-government forces in Syria s civil war.

The device blew up at 8:50 local time (0550 GMT) as their convoy patrolled the M4 in the southern part of a de-escalation zone, a statement said.

A Russian and a Turkish armoured vehicle were damaged, with three Russians “lightly injured,” it said. Several Turkish soldiers were also wounded.


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