Turkey Shells Syrian Government Forces in Lattakia



Russian military and several battlefield sources in Syria’s Lattakia province reported on Tuesday that The Turkish Army has been shelling Syrian Army forces in Latakia province near the Turkish border.

The Russian center’s statement on the Turkish army shelling attacks on the Syrian army forces was published as several battlefield sources in Lattakia province reported the attacks in the last few days.

“Once again, Syrian territory came under shelling attack by the Turkish Armed Forces. Between 8:30 a.m. and 9:20 a.m.on April 10, 2016, Turkish artillery shelled Syrian government positions in the Latakia province from the town of Metisli in Turkey,” the Russian Command Center in Syria said in a daily bulletin posted on the Russian Defense Ministry’s website.

The center added that “another artillery strike from the same position in Turkey hit the town of Gebelli few hours later”.

The reports on Turkish army’s attacks on Syrian army troops come as the Syrian Army troops recently thwarted several attempts by the terrorist groups in Aleppo province.

The Syrian soldiers alongside their popular allies repelled the terrorist groups’ attacks on the government forces’ checkpoints near Abu Ali and al-Qamua mountains in Kinsibba region, which ended in the killing or wounding of tens of terrorists and destruction of their armored vehicles.

The Syrian army and the National Defense Force further opened heavy fire at those terrorists who fled the battlefield and tried to cross Syria border to Turkey.

Earlier reports said that the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces continued to push the terrorist groups back from more territories in the mountainous regions Northeast of Lattakia province after hours of non-stop battle.

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