04:44 GMT +3 hours01 June 2016
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Shelling From Turkey Kills 1 Syrian Soldier, Injures 5 - Reports

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One Syrian serviceman has been killed and five others have been wounded in a shelling from the Turkish territory, Lebanese Al Mayadeen TV channel reported Monday.

LATAKIA (Sputnik) – The tragic incident occurred on Sunday near a mountain in the northern part of the Syrian Latakia province, the channel specified. At present, it is the region where the Syrian Armed Forces are carrying out an offensive against the Nusra Front militants and a number of other extremists.

The jihadists aim to establish full control over the Turkish border, through which they regularly receive reinforcements such as equipment and fighters, the Syrian government forces’ representatives told RIA Novosti in January.

Troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have been on the offensive in the past days in a bid to squeeze Daesh militants out of the northeastern city of Deir az-Zor.

Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the country’s government fighting a number of opposition factions and radical Islamist groups, including Daesh, which is prohibited in many countries, including Russia.

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  • Jet fuel can't melt steel beams
    "The jihadists aim to establish full control over the Turkish border, through which they regularly receive reinforcements such as equipment and fighters"

    Only possible if turkey leave them alone..
  • Mikhas
    This is essentially NATO shelling Syria, a clear provocation and Russia rightly hold the fascist organisation accountable.
  • ivanwa88
    Turkey would prefer to have control of a zone inside Syria to support Turkmen settlement and ongoing support of oil and resources theft. There frustration is obvious! If Russia had not intervened they would have that zone and much more.
  • ivanwa88
    How they must regret shooting down ambush of the SU-24. Its still unclear who ordered the ambush and whether Erdo was set up by rogue elements controlled by CIA.
  • vendorin reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
    ivanwa88, exactly!
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