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20 Feb 2020 | 04:26 PM UTC

Syria: Clashes reported in Idlib province February 20

Syria News Alert

More than 50 soldiers reportedly killed amid clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces in Idlib province February 20; further clashes likely over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/20/2020, 12:00 AM until 2/20/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Damascus). COUNTRY/REGION Idlib province


Two Turkish soldiers were killed and another five were wounded by Syrian government airstrikes near Idlib on Thursday, February 20. According to Turkish defense officials, more than 50 Syrian soldiers were killed in a retaliatory assault. The Turkish raid also reportedly destroyed a number of armored military vehicles.

Further clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces are likely across Idlib province 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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