Unidentified Gunmen Kill, Injure Turkish Soldiers In Syria’s Greater Idlib


Unidentified Gunmen Kill, Injure Turkish Soldiers In Syria’s Greater Idlib

A Turkish army tank stationed near the Syrian border, in Suruc, Turkey, Sept. 3, 2016. (AP Photo)

On June 5, unidentified gunmen attacked two soldiers of the Turkish Armed Forces in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

According to the Step News Agency, the attack took place on a road between the town of Sarmin and Idlib city, less than 2 km away from a checkpoint manned by militants of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

“Turkish forces found two soldiers who were shot, one of whom was dead and the other in critical condition,” Step’s reporter in Idlib, Omar al-Omar, said.

The dead service member was reportedly shot in the head, while the other received a number of gunshots in his chest. The soldiers were transported to the Bab al-Haw border crossing in northern Idlib. From there, helicopters carried them to Turkey.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. Many terrorist groups, which could carry out such an attack, are active in Greater Idlib. A day ago, a joint patrol of the Turkish military and the Russian Military Police was targeted with explosive devices.

The Turkish Ministry of National Defense is yet to comment on the new attack. The ministry usually acknowledges losses within 24 hours.



  • Jens Holm

    I hoped Eid should be smile, shaking hands and high corona only:(

    The only rich people in that Region must be undertakers and carpenters:(

  • nyomarek

    I’m happy to see Turkeys and their ISIS pals getting more unlucky by the day.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    occupiers and imperialists should expect this

  • Assad must stay


    • Furkan Sahin

      Erdogan is poor and dictator

      • Assad must stay

        i saw on almasdarnews he was bragging how turkey is showing its power in iraq syria and libya, what a buffoon, the only reason he still exists is because of russia

        • Brother Ma

          True which is why I can’t wait for Russia to dump him but then bitch america will take back its whore Turkey immediately.

          • Assad must stay

            Torki has to go then hahahaha

  • Icarus Tanović

    You wanted this, now you get it.

  • Chinese Dog

    Rip soldier.Hope turkey teaches a lesson to Arabs.

    • Brother Ma