Syrian Forces Fire on Turkish Observation Post, Officials Say

The incident comes after an airstrike halted a Turkish military convoy and killed three civilians on Monday

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to security officials during an Iftar dinner to break the fast during Ramadan, in Istanbul. May 16, 2019
Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool

Syrian government forces opened fire on a Turkish observation post in northwest Syria, two Turkish officials told Reuters on Thursday, but there were no Turkish casualties.

The incident came after an airstrike halted a Turkish military convoy and killed three civilians on Monday as the convoy headed south towards another observation post.

Turkey has 12 observation posts in northwest Syria, set up under an agreement with Russia and Iran. On Wednesday, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said all of Turkey's observation posts will remain in place, and support to the posts will continue.

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