Turkish-backed opposition in Idlib regain ground; two Turkish soldiers killed

IDLIB, Syria – On Thursday, armed opposition groups backed by Turkey retook some of the ground they had lost over the last month to a rapid Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advance. Rebels announced they had managed to regain control of the strategically important town of Saraqib which lays along the M5 highway, effectively cutting of SAA access.

Three weeks ago, the SAA had taken Saraqib after a rapid advance in its effort to retake the last large area of ​​rebel control.

The Turkish Ministry of Defense confirmed on Thursday that two of its soldiers were killed in a Syrian air strike in Idlib, adding that two other Turkish soldiers were wounded in the same raid.

The Ministry indicated via its official Twitter account that the military operation against the SAA will continue.