MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. Turkey opened return fire, aiming to destroy positions in Syria's Idlib wherefrom the Turkish forces were attacked earlier, Turkish Presidential Administration spokesman Fahrettin Altun wrote in his Twitter.
"Turkey responded to this attack both in a bid to destroy the enemy targets and to avenge the dead soldier. The military criminal who ordered this treacherous attack, hit not Turkey alone, but the entire international community, he tweeted, adding that "the Turkish army will continue to crush anyone who dares attack the Turkish flag" and it "will continue to instill fear into enemies’ hearts."
At least five Turkish servicemen died Monday during a shelling in Syria’s Idlib. According to the Turkish Ministry of National Defense, intensive fire came from Syrian governmental forces' positions.
Currently, Russian and Turkish officials negotiate the Idlib situation in Ankara. The Russian Foreign Ministry earlier noted that the Russian and the Turkish military attempted to broker another ceasefire, but the terrorists only ramped up their attacks, leading to deaths of Russian and Turkish specialists. In response, the Syrian army took responsive action by liberating the city of Saraqib.