Tue 03 March 2020:

US willing to give Turkey ammunition for Syria’s Idlib

The United States is willing to provide ammunition alongside humanitarian assistance to Turkey in Syria’s war-torn Idlib region, the US special representative for the region James Jeffrey said on Tuesday.

“Turkey is a NATO ally. Much of the military uses American equipment. We will make sure that equipment is ready and usable,” Jeffrey told reporters.

Separately the US Ambassador to Turkey, David Satterfield, said at the briefing that Washington is examining Ankara’s request for air defence systems.

Syria regime fire kills 12 civilians in Idlib

Russian and Syrian regime air strikes in different locations in Idlib have killed 12 civilians, Anadolu Agency reported citing a war monitor.

According to White Helmets a rocket hit the city centre of Idlib killed nine civilians whom four of them were children.

Two more civilians also killed in Udvan village by regime’s mortar shellings.

Another civilian killed by the Russian air strike in Binnish, a disctrict in Idlib.

Jet, drones downed in #OperationSpringShield 

Turkish Armed Forces killed 327 Syrian regime soldiers, Turkey’s defence ministry said in its 24-hour report on Operation Spring Shield in Idlib against Syria’s Assad regime.

One fighter jet, one UAV, six tanks, five howitzer/rocket launchers and two air defence systems belonging to the regime were destroyed, it said.

Turkish Armed Forces also took down three armoured vehicles, 6 military vehicles and destroyed an ammunition depot.

But the big setback to the regime was the downing of a Syrian L-39 fighter jet by Turkey.

Regime attack kills Turkish soldier

A Turkish soldier was killed in an attack staged by Assad regime forces in Idlib province, northwest Syria, Turkey’s defence ministry said.

The ministry announced on Twitter that Turkish soldiers who had been sent as reinforcements to Idlib to prevent conflicts had come under artillery fire from regime forces.

It said one Turkish soldier was killed and another was injured in the attack.

“Turkey retaliated against the attack with full force and regime targets were heavily struck and destroyed,” said the ministry.

Russian air strikes kill civilians in Syria’s Idlib – civil defence

At least nine civilians in Idlib, Syria were killed when Russian fighter jets launched air strikes, sources with civil defence groups said late Monday.

Russian warplanes carried out a number of attacks in Idlib on frontlines and some civilian settlements, including Fua village.

According to civil defence sources, many civilians were wounded.

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