BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Turkish Armed Forces reportedly traded attacks in northwestern Syria on Sunday, a source told Al-Masdar from the Hama Governorate.
According to the source, the Syrian Arab Army heavily shelled the town of Morek this morning, where the Turkish military has one of its largest observation posts in northwestern Syria.
The Syrian Army’s shells reportedly hit the Turkish military’s positions in Morek, prompting the latter to respond with its own attack against the government troops.
The Turkish Armed Forces responded by launching several artillery shells towards the Syrian Army’s positions in the hilltop town of Tal Bizam in northern Hama.
This retaliation by the Turkish military comes just days after the Syrian Arab Army also targeted their observation post in the town of Sheir Magher.
Following the Syrian Army’s attack on Sheir Magher, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that his nation’s armed forces would respond to anymore attacks on their troops inside Syria.