The Turkish Ministry of National Defense acknowledged late on February 28 that another service member was killed in Syria’s Greater Idlib region.
In a short press release, the ministry said that an artillery strike by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) claimed the life of the service member and injured at least two others.
With this new casualty, the total number of Turkish soldiers killed by the Syrian military in Greater Idlib has risen to 53. Dozens of other soldiers and officers were injured.
A day earlier, a series of Syrian airstrikes on the southern Idlib countryside killed 33 Turkish service members and injured many others. Most of the casualties were reportedly from elite commando units.
Turkey responded to the killing of its soldiers by launching a series of artillery, rocket and drone strikes on SAA troops in Greater Idlib. The Turkish strikes inflicted catastrophic losses on the Syrian military.