Pro-Syrian government forces shelled Turkish positions in northern Syria on Wednesday in response to a Turkish air strike that killed five of their fighters, a pro-government commander said to Reuters.
The Syrian fighters used artillery to target the Turkish positions in the town of Marea, north of Aleppo, the commander told Reuters.
The Turkish air strike hit a checkpoint on the road to Afrin, where Turkey is waging an offensive against the Kurdish YPG militia, he said. Pro-government forces have sided with the YPG against Turkey in Afrin.
Earlier, this morning, Turkish Air Force jets have attacked Syrian government forces and a large pro-government stronghold town in north Aleppo province near the Afrin region.