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Russian, Turkish troops wounded in bomb attack in Syria’s Idlib

Russian, Turkish troops wounded in bomb attack in Syria’s Idlib

DPA
Moscow/Istanbul
Several Russian and Turkish troops were wounded in a bomb attack during a joint patrol in Syria’s north-western Idlib region on Tuesday, the Russian military said in a statement.
“There is no threat to their lives,” it said, adding that such patrols would be discontinued for the present time.
Three Russian troops and multiple Turkish troops were wounded in the attack, Russia said, without disclosing the number of Turkish troops.
A convoy of Russian and Turkish vehicles was hit by a car bomb, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said, blaming the attack on “terrorists” without naming any specific group.
“Two vehicles sustained partial damage, there was no loss of life,” the ministry said, without saying if anyone was injured.
Turkey is committed to continuing joint patrols with Russia after necessary security measures are taken, Turkey added.
The patrols were initially focused on a secure corridor along the strategic M4 east-west highway.

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