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Turkey says military convoy targeted in northern Syria
August 19, 2019

In northwest Syria, three civilians were killed and twelve others injured as a result of Syrian government's airstrikes on a Turkish military convoy.

The air strikes hit near the convoy that was approaching frontlines in Idlib province.

Turkey’s Defense Ministry said in a statement in Ankara that the military convoy was attacked en route to one of its observation posts in the northwest.

It said the attack violated Ankara’s agreements with Moscow, which had been informed in advance about the convoy.

Earlier, a series of truces brokered via Russian-Turkish talks have failed to end the fighting in Idlib.

Meanwhile, the United Nations said the escalation has killed at least 500 civilians and uprooted hundreds of thousands, many stranded near the Turkish border.