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Turkey Shells Civilian Homes on Syrian Border, Russian MoD Has Video Proof

Turkey Shells Civilian Homes on Syrian Border, Russian MoD Has Video Proof

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The Russian Defence Ministry obtained video proof of Syrian civilian areas being shelled from Turkish border posts, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

The Russian Defence Ministry expects an explanation from NATO, Pentagon and Turkish Armed Forces on the incident. The correspoding statement was made on Monday by the Ministry's spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov demonstrated the video depicting a part of the Syrian-Turkish border during the press-conference.

"This facility is a Turkish border outpost, which did not have any firing points a few months ago," he said.

According to the spokesman, the Ministry of Defense recently received the video footage from the Syrian General Staff which shows "self-propelled heavy artillery weapons deployed at the Turkish outpost in question."

He noted that Syria's army received the the footage from one of the patriotic oppostion groups and stressed the video also illustrates self-propelled artillery weapons shelling the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic and, in particular, civilian areas at the border.

"This is called fact. This is irrefutable proof that the Turkish Armed Forces are shelling settlements on the Syrian border from heavy artillery systems," Konashenkov said.

"Those who warn us of consequences <…> should think first of the trap they themselves are being pulled into by the Turkish partners," the general said.

On Saturday, Ankara accused a Russian Su-34 fighter jet of violating Turkish airspace. However, Turkey has not provided Moscow with any evidence supporting the claim. Konashenkov noted that "despite numerous claims by Turkish officials, no factual data has been handed over through diplomatic or any other channels to anybody."

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  • Mikhas
    Being an international pariah, a political dead corpse and probably also a real such dangling from a lamppost eventually, the Turkish retard Erdomonkey´s tricks are futile desperate attempts and a minor nuisance to the bigger picture which he has totally lost.
  • Huh?
    Don't need an answer....you already know the answer.
  • Dan
    Turkey is too scared to send its fighter planes into Syria that it is randomly firing onto civilian targets inside Syria. Russia is in Syria, and if any of those shells Turkey fires strike anything Russian, Russia has, according to international law, the right to beat the $hhit of Turkey forces inside Turkey proper.
  • Linda
    This is a clear provocation from Turkey with the backing of US and Nato. They want to start a war with Russia as soon as possible as it seems.
    They Think that their false claim of Russian violation of Turkish air space will justify this crime
  • margaridaoulman
    Funny how Erdogan does not speak about HIS crimes as under his command innocent civilians are murdered!
  • backfromthegraav
    Turks are NAZI's ... nothing more to be said !
  • Jet fuel can't melt steel beams
    No erdo Syria won't respond to that to give an excuse and bring nato in this war (how lucky that provocation happens during peace talks..)
  • megargy
    So NATO is attacking Syrian civilians ?
  • FlorianGeyerin reply tomegargy(Show commentHide comment)
    megargy,

    NATO is an acknowledged expert organisation in the realms of 'collateral damage'. The US are masters of the dark art of bombing hospitals etc.
  • wendigo
    So far it's the Turks. We don't know yet how far NATO itself will back Turkey, beyond defending Turkish territory from full scale invasion. The US is pretty clear about sticking it out with erdogan, so we can at least expect plenty more US special forces, cia, and air force to set up shop in the neighborhood of their Turkish friends.
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