A Turkish service member was injured on January 11 when the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) targeted an observation post he was manning in northwestern Aleppo.
According to Enab Baladi, the army targeted the Turkish observation post, which is located near the town of Anadan, with a Russian-made Kornet anti-tank guided missile (ATGM).
The pro-opposition outlet’s reporter claimed that the Turkish artillery responded to the strike by shelling the source of fire. This is yet to be confirmed.
Anadan’s observation post is one of twelve such positions established by Turkey between 2018-2019 around the so-called Greater Idlib region. The posts were established in the framework of the Astana Process.
The incident was reported by many sources. Nevertheless, Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense has not commented on the matter, so far.
During the last year, the SAA struck several Turkish posts around Greater Idlib, killing or injuring very few Turkish service members. All previous attacks were attributed to mistakes in artillery fire. However, Anadan’s attack, that was carried out with a guided missile, may be deliberate.
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