On June 16, the Turkish Army and the Russian Military Police conducted another joint patrol along the M4 highway in southern Idlib. The patrol was held on the part of the highway between the villages of Tarnbah and Furaykah.
An explosion of the improvised explosive device targeted the patrol near the village of al-Qiyasat damaging a BTR-82A of the Russian Military Police.
Dema ku Rûs û Tirkan li ser rêka M4 ya li Idlibê dewriye diavêtin mayîn bi panzereke Rûsan teqiya û derb xwar. Balkêşe erebeyên Tirkan yên Rûsan dikişînin!!
Derbarê ziyanên can agahî ne zelal in. pic.twitter.com/83HohrnmE1
— Farhad Shami (@farhad_shami) June 16, 2020
Idlib militants and their radical supporters regularly stage provocations in an attempt to sabotage the implementation of the Turkish-Russian de-escalation agreement on southern Idlib. If these attacks lead to real casualties or equipment losses, they will easily trigger a new round of the large-scale military escalation in the region.
MORE ON THE TOPIC:
- Al-Qaeda Factions Create New Coalition In Idlib
- Military Situation In Syria On June 15, 2020 (Map Update)