Turkey targets a Russian helicopter in northern Syria

In what appears to be a response to the Russian raids that targeted for the second day in a row, Ankara’s areas of influence in northern Syria, the activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Turkish forces targeted with an anti-aircraft missile a Russian helicopter while it was flying in the airspace of the village of Al-Dardara north of Tel Tamer in the Hasaka countryside, without To be able to hit it, the Russian helicopter would launch “heat balloons” and withdraw from the area’s airspace.

The information reported that the targeting of the helicopter coincided with intense missile shelling carried out by the Turkish-backed “National Army” militia on the village of Dardara, without information received about casualties.

These developments came after Russia carried out raids on Turkish areas of influence in northern Syria for the second day, in additional attempts to put pressure on Turkey on the ground and reach political gains, before the expected meeting on Wednesday between Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin.

The air raids that targeted a military headquarters of the forces and factions loyal to Ankara in the countryside of Afrin, northwest of Aleppo, today, Sunday, left 7 dead and 11 wounded, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. In Sherawa district in Afrin countryside, which is within the areas of influence of the Turkish forces and the so-called “National Army” factions, within the framework of the Russian escalation on the “Olive Branch” area for the second day in a row.

Yesterday, the Russian warplanes also renewed their raids on the “Olive Branch” areas in Aleppo, where they bombed with missiles the axes of the villages of Basoufan and Barad.

A meeting in Sochi .. and Syria, the horse’s stud

It is expected that the Turkish president will meet his Russian counterpart in Sochi on September 29, to discuss the Syrian file, especially Idlib, which Moscow is pressing to expel the extremists from, as well as pushing for the expulsion of all foreign forces from the country, and dialogue with the Syrian regime, albeit indirectly.

Erdogan had stressed the importance of his planned summit with Putin, explaining that the proposed plan calls for bilateral talks between the two presidents without the presence of any other officials.

He also made it clear that the talks will not include Idlib alone, but the Syrian situation in general as well, and the bilateral relations between the two countries.

He also expressed his confidence that the meeting will culminate in the adoption of an important decision regarding the relations between the two countries that will move them to a more active stage.

intermittent bombardment roses

It is noteworthy that the observatory had confirmed on Saturday that villages in the countryside of Tal Tamr in Hasaka governorate were subjected to intermittent shelling by the Turkish forces and their loyal factions. .

The Syrian Democratic Forces responded to the sources of the fire.




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