The Turkish news agency Anadolu released a video showing Ankara's strikes on Syrian government positions in Idlib.
The agency claims that Turkish forces destroyed 130 pieces of Syrian military hardware over the last few weeks.
A caption under the video reads that Turkish attacks over a 17-day span resulted in the elimination of 55 Syrian tanks, 39 vehicles, 29 howitzers, as well as three helicopters. The caption also asserts that Turkish forces killed 1,700 Syrian troops.
— ANADOLU AJANSI (@anadoluajansi) February 27, 2020
On Thursday, Rahmi Dogan, the governor of the Hatay province that borders northern Syria, announced that a Syrian airstrike resulted in the death of 33 Turkish troops, and said that Ankara will respond in a tit-for-tat response. The latest spike in fatal skirmishes follows several weeks of tensions triggered by attacks by Turkish-backed militants against the Syrian army.