Mortar fire launched from territory controlled by the Syrian government targeted a Turkish observation post in Idlib province, per reports on Saturday, June 29. No casualties were immediately reported. A locally based Russian official reportedly intervened to pause the assault.
Despite such measures, similar attacks are possible in the area over the near term.
To date, the Syrian conflict involves many parties, including the Syrian government, the Russian government, the Iranian government, the Turkish government, a US-led coalition, and numerous armed groups on the ground (including the Islamic State) with competing goals.
Due to extremely poor security conditions, Western governments generally advise against all travel to Syria, with some banning travel to the country. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to any travel to Syria.
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