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Turkish Service Members Killed, Injured In Syria’s Greater Idlib: Turkish Defense Ministry

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Turkish Service Members Killed, Injured In Syria’s Greater Idlib: Turkish Defense Ministry

Turkish forces are seen at Mount Barsaya in northeast of Afrin, January 28, 2018 / Khalil Ashawi / Reuters

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and five others were injured in the so-called Greater Idlib region in northwest Syria, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense acknowledged on February 20.

In a short press release, the ministry said that the slain and injured soldiers were allegedly implementing a ceasefire in the Syrian region. The ministry didn’t provide any further details.

Turkish sources said that the service members were killed and injured in Syrian airstrikes on a Turkish observation post located near the town of Qaminas in the southern Idlib countryside.

However, opposition activists and some observers noted that the same Turkish post was also targeted by Russian Su-24 warplanes.

Eelier today, the remaining militants in Greater Idlib launched a large-scale attack on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in the town of al-Nayrab, south of Qaminas. The Turkish military provided the militants with direct fire support and heavy weapons.

The SAA repelled the attack in the matter of a few hours with support from the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS). Turkish-backed militants sustained catastrophic losses in the failed attack.

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  • Rafik Chauhan

    TURKEY SOLDIER are thier to provide ceasaefire of to support terriost with direct fire on SAA. turks are liars.

  • Gabriel Hollows

    Blood for the Blood God! May turkish corpses pile up in mountains, their spilled blood flowing in crimson rivers! Worthless cockroaches all of them.

    • Harry Smith

      Those 2 were just simple soldiers send to Syria because of wet dreams of their ruling elites.
      As for crimson rivers there is an Orthodox Christian Saint prophecy that says Turkey will be conquered and 1/3 of Turks would be killed by the non-Greek Orthodox Christian army in the last days. And in the fight for Constantinople will die so many Turks that blood will flow as rivers at the streets of the city. There will be so much blood that in that river a bull can sink.

      • Gabriel Hollows

        A sight to see. I hold no sympathies for these turkish vermin, ancient enemies of Europe.

  • Mike

    The glorious “final Hurra” failed miserably. Turkey is begging US now for Patriot Missiles to establish a no flight zone on their own, seems their homemade AA isn´t up to the task. (Spoiler: The Patriots aren´t either)

    • Free man

      They can always deploy the S-400.
      LOL.

      • Mike

        That made me laugh xD

      • Josiah Isaboke

        Hahahhahahah! I don’t think the Russians sold them those without having a way to jam them or even perhaps self destruct. The US has a similar policy with their equipment that’s why they get mad if someone buys Air Defences and planes that are not theirs that they can’t jam….Same as to why they are warning everyone against Huawei 5G and telling everyone its bad for your hoohoos and ninis while they offer their own 5G(WHICH THEY DON’T HAVE)…So yeah!There is a reason the Turks can’t deploy the S-400 because as it stands,they are probably totally deactivated

        • Ricky Miller

          I’m not certain about the technical limitations in targeting Russian aircraft but for certain there was/is a contractual obligation not to use them outside of Turkey and not on Russian aircraft outside of defending Turkish airspace. No doubt also that the sales agreement includes not allowing third parties access to the equipment. Violate the agreement and 1) no more equipment 2) no more missiles 3) no service.
          But surely also Russia can jam the targeting radars, they built them.

          • Josiah Isaboke

            And the Russians use GLONASS systems of course they know how to jam them…Unless the Turks try to upload GPS on them…Hhahahahahhaha! Who knows

        • Free man

          The S-400 Turks will label the Russian planes as “friend”.
          A NATO state air defense system would label Russian aircraft as a ” friend”.
          It is funny. But not so much for Turkey.

      • TTdr

        There is always a foe or friend identification beacon in all SAM. At a flip of switch, S400 will also lost Glanos GPS signal, even to shut down.

        • Josiah Isaboke

          Russians don’t use GPS smartaçç …Hhahahahhaha! Inform yourself. What are you 5? Try to find out what is GLONASS kid

          • TTdr

            Yah smart ass, didn’t i mentioned GLONASS GPS? Just incase some don’t understand, as GPS is a universal standard term. China also call theirs Beidou GPS.

            Global’naya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema, (GLObal NAvigation Satellite System or GLONASS)

            GPS= Global Positioning System

          • Josiah Isaboke

            Hahahaha haha! You are just too stupid to boot. GLONASS was made as a rival to GPS as you have mentioned in the abbreviations they abbreviations they are NOT THE SAME THING. This is not like the COLA WARS of America that dominated the 70s and 80s and 90s. Grow a brain will you? GLONASS is just GLONASS and GPS is just GPS. One is Russian with 26 satellites to support it and the other is American with 33 satellites to support it. PERIOD! Use Google smart/tvrd. Don’t just go full retard. You never go full retard! You happen to argue with quite an educated individual here so tread carefully. Hahaha hahahaha! GLONASS GPS😂😅😆

          • TTdr

            If such silly picking & argument make you feel proud & happy for the day, go ahead mate.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            The total U.S. military count, however, excludes civilian contractors
            on the base at the time, many of whom have since departed with severe trauma due to the accuracy and payload of Russian GLONASS guided Iranian missiles.

            U.S. troops also suffered from anxiety-related symptoms after the
            attack, including sleeplessness and, in at least one case, a sustained
            high heart rate, according to interviews with soldiers and officials.
            However, they could not provide a specific number.

            The Pentagon categorizes brain injuries as mild, moderate, severe or penetrating. The vast majority of injuries are classified as “mild” by Trump, but their treatment will be lifelong as were all of the injuries reported from al-Asad.

          • TTdr

            Silly fool, GPS is just an acronym.

            Few people understand GLONASS or Beidou. You are like picking on the term astronauts over Russian cosmonauts and Chinese taikonaults. And then about xxx Cola.

            All smart phone in China come with GPS option only, many Chinese has qn why their gov is not implementing Beidou. The explaination was GPS is just common term, inside all domestic phone is Beidou chip. Just as Russia report it as “US GPS” to differentiate. Its silly to tell non Russian pls turn on your GLONASS, 99% people will get screw.

          • Josiah Isaboke

            It’s like Huawei IPhone. It’s so good you should buy it 😂😃😅😆

          • TTdr

            You silly boy should never said Huawei smart phone, but Huawei Zihui Shouji.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            That is correct, Iranians also use GLONASS and that is why their precision targeting was so effective.

          • TTdr

            Didn’t Putin request China to let its GLONASS link to Beidou?

            Its reported Iran missiles are Chinese technology, starting from silkworm. If true, then its using Chinese Beidou, not GLONASS. Russia won’t sell anything to Iran that its best ally-Israel objected.

            Russia’s Unspoken Relationship With Israel and the Assassination of Maj. Gen. Soleimani
            https://www.globalresearch.ca/russian-eulogies-soleimani-ariel-sharon-shimon-peres-bush-sr/5699615

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Yes, the Russian and Chinese collaboration is very close. I have always believed that China is a better bet for Iran and the Chinese now hate the Jews after he Coronavirus is looking more and more like a bio-warfare project the Jews and Americunts have used. Russia is very heavily penetrated by the Jew scum at high levels and the corrupt oligarchs.

          • TTdr

            If Israel is good to produce Arabs targeted MERS with FUKUS, they are gd to tweet another Chinese targeted COVID after their successful get away SARS, H5N1, swine flu hit.

            80% of Israel jews migrants are Russian. 5 out of 6 oligarchs controlling Russia is jews. With Putin allowing Israel unobstructed & well informed precision strike in Syria against SAA-Iran-Iraq concealed bases, its enough to say who tip off.

    • Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes

      Turkey has bought s-400’s, which is why USA pissy about the F35 delivery.

      • Mike

        Yes, and the Fiend & Foe System will not take Russians Planes as target, The S400 is a great AA system, just not against Russian Planes. Kill switches like this aren´t unusual and installed in most military equipment.

    • FlorianGeyer

      ” (Spoiler: The Patriots aren´t either)”

      And that’s why the US is unlikely to sell them to Erdo.
      Patriots are for expensive decoration and wargames only :)

      • Mike

        They are indeed very good in being useless (Attack on ARAMCO, Iranian Missile Strike..)

      • Wegan

        There was a report by Israeli, I think that says they were not able to intercept 1960s missiles from the soviet union. And more damage by landing in on civilian areas.
        And totally understandable, America never developed defense systems seriously. They put more emphasis on aggression systems.

        • Yes, air defense for ZOG.mil is an afterthought.

          US doctrine presumes air superiority.

    • Xoli Xoli

      Erdogan want everthing. Mentally disturbed.

    • TTdr

      Saudi has proven how Patriot work against Huthus drones & missiles.

      • Paytriots arent low-altitude defense systems

    • Zionism = EVIL

      There are many dead Turkeys coming home to the Anatolian peasant villages. The SAA and its allies have performed superbly despite taking on all of NATO.

  • Free man

    Erdogan: We will deploy the S-400 system in southern Turkey.
    Just joking.

    • BlueOctopusBoy

      I don’t understand? Are you saying S400 is a bad system?

      • Free man

        I’m saying that Turkey can’t use the S-400 against Russia and probably not against SAAs.
        Thanks to Putin’s wisdom and Erdogan’s stupidity.

        • EveryoneIsBiased

          The thing is: Nobody truly knows.
          Turks are not stupid. They wont buy such expensive equipment, without being sure to have full control.
          For example it is normal, that buying countries get access to source code, or implement their own software on critical systems.
          And the friend or foe system would have to be replaced anyway, as Turkey is NATO and would need to implement friendly detection of NATO planes.
          That is way those deals take months to years in pre sales discussions, and equal time for implementing it..
          So we can not know, but should not expect that Turkey military experts are stupid..

          • Free man

            I can’t see a possibility that the Russians have sold to Turkey an air defense system that can shoot down Russian aircrafts.
            Recently Turkey has not acted as a NATO member. Thanks to Putin.

          • I am sure that Turkey’s S-400 can shoot down Russian aircraft.

            However, it’s likely that Russia has ECM available that can easily defeat S-400

    • Harry Smith

      And how would F-35 save the situation? (Hint: S-400 detects F-35 quite well and Syrian AD is connected to the common network with Russian S-400 thanks to Israel)

      • Free man

        Bottom line is the S-400 cannot be used by the Turks against Russia and probably against SAA.

    • François

      Guess what? Now Erdogan requests Patriot missiles to protect border against “Russian agression”.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Lol.

  • Joe Doe

    SAA should lunch counteroffensive and take Saramin and push West along M4 and North cut the Turkey Supply line at Batabu

    • Harry Smith

      Roger that my Field-marshal. Shall I prepare your battle horse and your sword for you to lead the counter offense?

      • Tudor Miron

        Nah. His buttle armchair is already up and running.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Lol. Very droll.

    • Simplekindof Man

      Maybe leave it better for dinner.😛

  • BlueOctopusBoy

    Is Erdogan that stupid to send his army into a heavily contested military zone without any AD or air cover and that too, to support terrorists? Makes no sense!

    • AJ

      Maybe deep down he wants them destroyed so they are no longer a problem for him.

      • AJ

        The militants that is not his own army.

    • Josiah Isaboke

      Said the same thing…Why the Syrian army should go ahead now and capture IDLIB before the Turks get those Air defences up and running. Otherwise the Syrians can start counting Idlib as a New Turk province

    • nick1111

      The guy is a f….. psychopath

  • AleK

    “soldiers were implementing a ceasefire” that’s exactly what they did – implementing a ceasefire! (by leading terrorists attacks on syrian positions)

    • Vollkrassmann

      Are the Turkeys already on a fishing-for-compliments-tour? Obviously a compassionate auditory should think that they are on a philanthropic holiday trip – whereas they are just Erdogans little helper for land- and influence-grabbing desires.
      Anyway – as you mention – back in 1683 they got their ceasefire implemented but not in the way they had intended. Inshallah :) Things don’t run always as planned…

  • Tudor Miron

    There will be more and that’s a way down for Erdo.

  • Josiah Isaboke

    I don’t know if anyone pays attention to the videos the jihadis in these Turkish outposts put online…They are practically living with the Turks. Always in front firing and when the SAA fires back they run and stay behind Turkish soldiers of armour because they know the Syrians won’t attack. Then when the Turks fire artillery they are filming and shouting their Allahu snackbar the whole time. No wonder the Turks are getting killed and more to come

    • Ivan

      I wholeheartedly agree with you on this! If I were a Turkish solder I would have surrendered to the SAA as quitting might lead to me being sent to Turkish jail and nobody wants that. Being killed doesn’t make any sense either.

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    According to the western media, (incessantly reporting on bombed hospitals, clinics, schools and kindergartens) one can only assume prior to the sponsored invasion of Syria by armed Islamists, the Syrian state was extremely well served with public services, (such as hospitals and schools that the jihadists have converted into ammunition dumps, command centers and field hospitals for jihadists) rivaling many western countries in number, scope and quality.

    • Ricky Miller

      That is a great point. Syria was a full functioning and realitive spot of safety and stability in the region before 2011.

  • nyomarek

    Turkey wants to appear as a victim.

    • FlorianGeyer

      But that’s a Jewish custom :)

      • Jaime Alberto GALARZA CASTANED

        Aren’t Turks and Israelies Kazhars?

        • FlorianGeyer

          It is said that they are related and from the West of China.

          • Turks originate from central and southern Asia. Uighurs of China are Turks that most likely migrated into what is now China, some centuries ago. Ashkenazi are a hybrid European-Semitic population. The Khazar diaspora likely contributed nothing to the Ashkenazi gene pool. Judaism was adopted by the Khazar Khanate largely as a political move; it’s doubtful that many Khazars really converted to Judaism, outside of their ruling class.

        • Nah, the Khazar hypothesis is bogus. Ashkenazi are a biological isolate most likely descended from male Jewish and female Europid lineages, bottlenecking sometime in the early medieval period, iirc.

          In other words, Ashkenazi jews are a hybrid of European and Middle-eastern lineage, that has isolated itself and genetically drifted from the mean.

  • Tim Williams

    many more than 2 dead and 5 wounded TURKS today … many more

  • Xoli Xoli

    Erdogan bite the dust bloody double face butcher.

  • Tim Williams

    TURKS now attacking the KURDS … can’t beat the SAA … lets go slaughter defenseless people

    https://twitter.com/AzadiRojava/status/1230546903043072002

    • Xoli Xoli

      Know where are their USA friends.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Erdogan send fake coup soldiers on suicide mission inSyria Idlib province.

  • nick1111

    Stupid Putin,….stop bending over, the more you do it the more they will fuck you up

    • Tim Williams

      he’s playing this great … he is giving the rabid dog every opportunity to reverse course and at the same time creating massive friction in the TURK military with the stupidity they are witnessing with their own eyes

  • Tim Williams
  • Vitex

    The solution is simple

  • Tim Williams

    the areas of the 3 separate attacks today … each one was weaker than the previous one

    https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1230507421380042752/photo/1

    RATS left with platoon sized at the end

  • Wegan

    Why not stop the madness. Leave Syria and let it be whole.

    • Tim Williams

      a madman does not recognize that they are mad .. one of his closest officers must come up with the courage to use a pen zip gun on him and put a bullet in his head

    • Jaime Alberto GALARZA CASTANED

      Erdogan cannot control his megalomania. And his thuggish ways. And his thievery. And his temper. And his stupidty. And his sense of invencibility. In shorrt, he is like one of those spolied children who thinks he is the center of the universe. Until he finds a tougher kid and the bully ends up with a bloody nose

  • Tim Williams
  • Tim Williams

    more Russian fighters on the way to SYRIA

    https://twitter.com/I30mki/status/1230552803153604608

  • Tim Williams
    • The old BRDM probably had a mechanical failure and was left on the side of road

  • Xoli Xoli

    Erdogan doesn’t know s400 operate foolish man.

    • Tim Williams

      Turks have not fully been trained on it yet by the Russians … at the moment …. they are large paper weights

  • Tim Williams

    RAT groups fighting among themselves … loser has to be on the next suicide mission

    https://twitter.com/RojavaNetwork/status/1230565218591236100

  • Constellation 2023

    Turkey will kill 20 in return.

    • Josiah Isaboke

      True story…They already killed my favourite general Captain Ivan Drago! I cried so much i didn’t remember to poop this morning now i am all at work constipated coz i only poop at home…Reading my favourite memes while removing boogers from my nose https://twitter.com/leithfadel/status/1230249201348567052

      • AleK

        Oh no, not Ivan Drago dammit! They already killed all russian generals from 18 &19 century including Suvorov and Kutuzov… which is a great problem for Russians, coz those generals had great experience in beating Turks again and again…

      • Jaime Alberto GALARZA CASTANED

        Ivan Drago? That sounds like a soccer player from the 80s in my country. I didn’t know he also did part-time as a Russian captain.

      • Saint Jimmy (Russian American)

        To paraphrase Bulgakov, Drago is not dead. Drago is immortal.

        :-}

    • Josiah Isaboke

      Aaaaand this from a US Colonel in charge of this region. You Turks want a fight but want the US to come fight for you. Hahahahahhahahahahahh! Listen to him and what he thinks of you…https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1230502425481576449

    • Jaime Alberto GALARZA CASTANED

      Why not 20 million? Or even better 200 million.

  • TTdr

    Without air coverage, Turks with its moderate terrorists are roasted in a desert flat terrain assault.

    Its F16 will be well swap like flies if it ever cross over to Syria airspace. Most of its experienced officers & pilots are dismissed in last coup, so these green horns are there as USNato canon fodder.

    • CHAOS

      The only shortcomings still available to experienced pilots in the Turkish airspace. Turkish pilots are highly skilled but have no access.

      • Kananda

        nuke incirlik!

        • CHAOS

          nuke to your ass what a idea

      • TTdr

        Most of Turkey pilots are dismissed during last coup. They are facing shortage of pilots now.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Turkey always had a very inept airforce as Turks are generally dumb. I have seen their pilots try to land aircraft without deploying the landing gear and many other fatal errors. They will stand ZERO chance against modern SAMS or Russian SU-35 super flankers. Russia could practically blast the Turkeys out of the sky in a day. The Hellenic airforce though small is far superior in skills and capability. The Greeks and Serbs historically defeated the Turks and expelled them from the Balkans.

          • TTdr

            Still no one want to entangle with the largest Nato force in ME. Its akin to a paid triads, Nato Turkey can come over to bomb Syria at wills, but you can’t hit back in their homeland without invoking a evil treaty that defend their triad members.

            Turkey’s army are very well equipped & trained, with big number and proximty to Syria. Russia army & economy with face a dilemma in sheer number & logistic if to go all out prolong war back by USNato. Unless it wants to risk confronting USNato by hitting Turkey directly. That’s reason Putin is playing his 6D chess game.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            If Russian nationalists think logically, building an alliance with Iran and arming it with the best weapons is the only rational option. Iran is a large and powerful nation on its own merit and is not unafraid to use force to defend its soil and interests as the blasted Americunt bases in Iraq have clearly shown.

          • TTdr

            True, Persian is a fighter race like Afghan & Russian. But Russia love for Izreal will not permit, that’s why old order of S300 was still hold from Assad & Iran.

            Under crushing sanction, Iran is still ranked No.9 in Global patent filing, higher than India in 2013. As a long civilization, Iran has the talents for indigenous technology. Their initial launched missiles are already a proof of very precise & lethal threat to all USNato bases in ME.

            Its SAM that brought down US top spy drones while leaving nearby manned P80 Spy plane alone, is a testimony of matured technology. Rag tag Huthus shot down of Saudi fighter is demonstrating what USNato Air force will face. Iran is no walk over, more lethal than poorly equipped Serbs.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        LOL

    • John

      US has the same problem with pilots, nowhere near enough anymore.

  • Friend of Russia

    If turkey admitted two deaths actual figure may be 50 deaths

  • Bellerophon

    Erdogan is a bit fruity, but from my discussions with people on the ground in Turkey, while I was on the ground in Turkey, 3 months ago, Erdogan ordered that police may not beat people. While I was there in a remote area, I had six different interactions with police. I was impressed with their professionalism. I do not doubt that Erdogan dreams of reviving the Ottoman Empire. But, he has been a positive force in his own country at least.