Earlier, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman said that Turkey will maintain its presence at the ninth observation post
in the Syrian town of Morek despite the Syrian army regaining control over the city of Khan Sheikhoun, located in the country's northwestern Idlib province.
OSLO: Russia has assured Turkey that it will not allow the Bashar al-Assad regime to attack Turkish observation posts
in northern Syria, said Turkish foreign minister on Friday.
Turkey has 12 military observation posts
in northwest Syria, many of them at risk from Assad regime attacks.
The fate of Turkish troops manning the observation post
wasn't immediately clear.
The move angered Turkey, leading the Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to announce that the Turkish troops will not leave the military observation post
in Syria surrounded by the Syrian army, denying that his country's troops had been "cut off" by the Syrian forces into the jihadist-ruled Idlib.
"Regime forces have surrounded the Turkish observation post
in Morek after capturing other towns and villages in this pocket," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Turkey has 12 observation posts
in and on the edges of Idlib province.
Similar attacks were carried out on Turkish observation posts
in the region earlier this month.
The terrorists, stationed in al-Ais town near Ankara-controlled observation post
in Southwestern Aleppo, fired rockets and mortar rounds at al-Hazer town in Southwestern Aleppo, killing and wounding several civilians, the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported.
The area surrounding the heritage-listed observation post
has been resurfaced with limestone concrete, while new steps have been installed and the existing balustrade has been replaced with galvanised steel.
Another observation post
was also targeted elsewhere in Gaza.
4 soldiers of FC and one soldier of PAF (Deployed at observation post
) got injured.