ANKARA 

Twenty two Turkish soldiers were martyred in an airstrike by the Bashar al-Assad regime in Idlib, northwestern Syria, a Turkish official said late Thursday. 

“There are critically wounded [people, following the attack,] and they are being treated at the hospital,” Rahmi Dogan, the governor of the Turkish southern Hatay province, told Anadolu Agency.

In September 2018, Turkey and Russia agreed to turn Idlib into a de-escalation zone in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.

But more than 1,300 civilians have been killed in attacks by the regime and Russian forces in the de-escalation zone since then as the

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