14:22 GMT23 September 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - One employee of the Turkish Red Crescent was killed and another one was injured as a result of an armed attack on the charity's vehicle in northern Syria, media reported on Monday.

    According to the NTV broadcaster, the attack was carried out by unknown people wearing camouflage and masks and took place in the area of the city of Al Bab in the Aleppo province.

    Syria has been engulfed in ongoing civil war for almost a decade now, with numerous opposition groups as well as militant and terrorist organisations fighting the Syrian Arab Army and other forces loyal to the government of President Bashar Assad.

    By 2017, terrorist forces were significantly subdued and the government and opposition concluded a ceasefire, with Russia, Iran and Turkey acting as its guarantors. The Syrian army has since been conducting operations to detect and defuse explosive devices across the country.

    The Syrian Civil War has been ongoing since 2011, with President Bashar Assad’s forces fighting against different insurgent groups. The so-called Astana trio, which includes Russia, Turkey and Iran, has been trying to bring the conflicting sides together to achieve peaceful settlement since the first meeting in Astana (now Nur Sultan) in January 2017.

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