BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – A Turkish soldier was killed recently after he came under fire in the Turkmen Mountains of northern Latakia.
According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the Turkish soldier was killed by unknown assailants while he was on patrol in the Turkmen Mountains.
The area is currently under the control of Hay´at Tahrir Al-Sham, who has been active in this part of the Latakia Governorate for quite a while.
While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, it is very unlikely that the Syrian military was behind it.
The Syrian Arab Army knows where the Turkish observation post is in the area and they are entrenched with the Russian military.
The Russian military is in close coordination with the Turkish armed forces and they have been since the latter began constructing their observation posts.