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SEPTEMBER 2020

Syrian Army Once Again Shelled Turkish Observation Post In Northwestern Hama: Opposition Sources

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled an observation post of the Turkish military around the town of Shir Mughar in the northwestern Hama countryside with more than 13 artillery rounds in the noon of May 12, according to claims by several opposition sources.

The sources released a photo showing white smoke raising from the post’s outskirt. However, they are yet to provide an evidence confirming that the army was being the shelling.

Syrian Army Once Again Shelled Turkish Observation Post In Northwestern Hama: Opposition Sources

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Last week, the same post was shelled. Two Turkish soldiers were injured as a result. While opposition activists held the SAA responsible, Turkey’s Ministry of National Defence declined to identify the attackers, which led some to speculate that they were radical militants.

Shir Mughar’s post is one of twelve similar observation positions established by the Turkish military around Syria’s Idlib last year under an agreement with Russia and Iran.

No Turkish soldiers were reportedly killed or injured as a result of the new attack on Shir Mughar’s observation post. This means that the Turkish military will likely ignore the incident.

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