On August 19, the Turkish Defense Ministry officially condemned a Syrian warning airstrike on its military convoy heading towards the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun, which is under control of terrorist groups in southern Idlib.
“We strongly condemn this attack that violates existing agreements, cooperation and dialogue with Russia,” the defense ministry said.
Furthermore, the Turkish side claimed that 3 civilians were killed and 12 others were injured in the strike.
A video of civilians targeted by the Syrian strike. The brutality of the bloody Assad regime has no bounds:
According to the Turkish military, a military convoy was initiated to ensure the safety of Observation Point No. 9, to keep supply routes open and prevent civilian casualties in the region.
The convoy was accidentially consisting of over 20 military vehicles, including battle tanks, and moving towards the region where
al-Qaeda-linked militants democratic rebels have suffered large casualties in clashes with the Syrian Army. Most likely, Turkish forces were aiming to rescue them Khan Shaykhun by serving as human shields against the Syrian Army advance. Unfortunately for the democracy, the Assad regime prevented this humanitarian operation, at least by now.
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