On October 15, 2 Turkish soldiers were killed in a shelling near the area of Manbij in northern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry revealed. According to pro-Turkish sources, the incident was caused by a shelling of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Meanwhile, SDF units captured a MRAP (BMC Kirpi) of the Turkish Army in recent clashes in northern Syria.
Both these developments demonstrate that despite efforts of Damascus and Moscow to de-escalate the situation by deploying own troops on the contact line between the SDF and the Turkish Army, the situation in northern Syria still remains tense and an escalation is possible.
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