Turkish President Erdogan said the Syrian regime was using the coronavirus outbreak as an opportunity to ramp up violence in Syria's Idlib region.
The attack on Turkish soldiers marks the country's first reported casualties since a ceasefire began earlier this month.
The last week has seen a renewed spike in rockets hitting Iraqi bases hosting foreign forces, with three coalition troops killed on March 11 in a similar attack on the Taji airbase, which was hit again on March 14.
First Turkish-Russian joint patrol on M4 highway in Idlib to be conducted on March 15, says Turkish defence minister.
Turkish, Russian delegations continue talks on ceasefire in Idlib, just south of Turkey's border, says defence minister.
The fighting came to a halt soon after the two powers signed a ceasefire deal in Moscow, but what are its key takeaways?
The preliminary agenda of the meeting was the current situation in Syria’s Idlib province and the issue of irregular migrants, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Twitter.
The incredulous statements from Russia mirror how severely the situation in Syria has escalated, but perhaps the potential for escalation will finally stir action from Western states apathetic to the plight of Syrians in Idlib.
Syrian regime forces were sent fleeing from Idlib's Saraqib after being driven out by moderate forces.
In order to protect civilians and stop attacks in Idlib, northwestern Syria, Turkey is looking for a way it can use the region’s airspace, Turkey’s President Erdogan said.
Another five soldiers have been wounded. In response, Turkey's military killed at least 50 regime fighters and destroyed five tanks, two APCs and a howitzer in Idlib.
Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay says Turkey was determined to stop Syrian regime advances in Idlib and Ankara had clearly conveyed its position on Idlib to Moscow.
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