Archived fotofoto: Ghaith Alsayed / AP
In the Syrian province of Idlib militants and Turkish specialists shelled Syrian and Russian aircraft. This is stated in the report of TV channel “Russia 24” from the event.
It is noted that Air and space forces (VKS) Russia “over and over again to stop the militants.” According to the channel, militants and the Turkish military is actively used MANPADS, however, the Russian and Syrian crews used flares to fire protection. Journalists reported that the Syrian army lost a large number of armored vehicles and artillery fire of the Turkish military in the village of Cubas, where intense fighting.
Earlier it was reported that Russian and Syrian military from the air, attacked the rebels in Idlib province. Published footage can be seen as the MiG-23 Syrian air force su-34 of Russian air force release flares during strikes on militants.
The Syrian army in the offensive launched in January-February took almost half Iglinskiy areas of de-escalation and had left behind the Turkish observation posts. This angered Ankara, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that if by the end of February, Syrian troops did not withdraw behind the line of posts, then the Turkish army will start a military operation.
Russia supporting actions of Damascus, in Idlib, trying to resolve the situation through negotiations, but the parties failed to agree.
Video, photo All from Russia.