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Turkey accused Russia of killing civilians in Syria

The Kremlin traditionally denies involvement in civilian bombings.

Turkey accused Russia of killing civilians in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Russia, Syria, and Iran of assaulting peaceful Syrians in Idlib province. The Turkish president threatens that Turkey will strike at the Syrian army anywhere in the country if at least one more soldier of the Turkish Armed Forces suffers, reports Ahval and Reuters.

It is noted that by the end of this month, Turkey plans to withdraw its troops in Syria beyond the observation posts in the northwestern part of Idlib province.

In turn, Russia denies the accusations of Turkey. Kremlin speaker Dmitry Peskov told Russian state agencies that Russia allegedly strictly adheres to Russian-Turkish agreements on Syria.

Peskov argues that Russia in Idlib only strikes “against terrorists, not civilians.”

The day before, in Syria, a helicopter of government forces Bashar al-Assad was shot down.

On January 15, more than ten people were killed as a result of a new strike on the northwestern region of Syria held by the rebels.

On January 5, ten more civilians became victims of airstrikes and shelling of settlements in Idlib (Syria) per day, more than 20 were injured.

During the war in Syria since 2011, according to the UN, more than half a million people died and several million more were forced to leave their homes. According to observers from the Syrian human rights network, most civilians died at the hands of ISIS terrorists, as well as the alliance of Russia and Assad regime forces.

Recall that in February Turkey will hold a summit on Syria with the leaders of France, Germany and the UK amid tensions around the conflict.

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