Turkish Army Kills 9 Syrian Citizens in Border Region
Nine Syrian citizens, most of them from Lattakia and Idlib provinces, were shot dead by the Turkish troops on Friday night, the Arabic-language al-Rai al-Youm reported.
The human rights activists who are stationed along the Syria-Turkey borders have released videos showing the killing of the Syrian civilians.
Turkey has been pounding regions in Lattakia, Aleppo and Hasaka in Northern Syria after terrorists were forced to retreat from these regions under the heavy attacks of the Syrian army, popular forces, Hezbollah and Kurdish troops since last month.
In a relevant development last month, the Turkish media disclosed that the Turkish Army, worried about the imminent collapse of terrorist-held lands North of Syria, sent more military equipment and troops to one of the Turkish border cities near Syria following the recent victories of the Syrian army and Kurdish fighters against the militants in the provinces of Aleppo and Lattakia.
The city of Kilis in the Southern part of Turkey near the border with Syria and the Gaziantep-Aleppo highway has been the destination of a growing number of Turkish army troops and their modern arms and military equipment, the Turkish language news agency, Duqan reported.
Under the pretext of fight against the ISIL, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have announced their readiness to dispatch ground forces to Syria.
The Turkish deputy prime minister announced that his country is resolved to establish a buffer zone at Turkey-Syria border with the length of 10 kilometers, including the Syria’s Northern city of Azaz in the buffer zone.