Six Syrian soldiers killed by Turkish army's artillery fire - Reports

Six soldiers belonging to the Syrian army in the north of Syria reportedly lost their lives as a result of the artillery fire from the Turkish army
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 09:31

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights quoted by AFB news agency, 6 Syrian army soldiers lost their lives as a result of the Turkish army's artillery fire.

According to the sources, artillery and machine-gun fire was exchanged near Assadiya, south of the border town of Ras al-Ain.

The observatory also claimed that one soldier was executed by members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). 

More Syrian soldiers were reportedly held captive. Turkey's Ministry of National Defense made a statement, confirming the allegations. In the statement made by the Ministry, "18 people who claimed to be a Regime element in the southeast of Ras al-Ayn were captured".

"The issue is being examined and also coordinated with the authorities of the Russian Federation," added the Turkish Ministry.