In the morning of July 29, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled the Turkish observation post in the northwestern Hama countryside.
Opposition sources claimed that a 57mm cannon of the army fired several rounds at the post, which is located near the key town of Shir Mughar. Initial reports indicate that the no one was killed or injured in the shelling
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.
Turkeys’ Ministry of National Defence has not commented on the new incident, so far. The ministry usually release a statement on such attacks within a 24 hours.
A day earlier, local sources revealed that the Turkish post was reinforced with several armored vehicles, which arrived through Idlib.
Last month, a Turkish service member was killed and many others were injured in a series of Syrian artillery strikes on Shir Mughar’s post. Ankara’s response was limited to few mortar attacks on SAA positions in northern Hama.