Turkey suffered unprecedented losses in Idlib on Thursday February 27, 2020 with dozens of soldiers killed and injured by Syrian regime strikes. It is one of several increasingly deadly incidents for Turkish forces in Idlib in February as it sent thousands of soldiers into the northern province due to an emerging crises.
Turkey has increased its mission in Idlib at the same time that it has reached out to the US and NATO for support and expected Russia to pressure the Syrian regime to pause an offensive that has driven hundreds of thousands into new IDP camps. Turkey’s role here is complex because it involves mission creep from its first decisions to enter Syria in 2016 during Euphrates Shield…
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