NATO convened an extraordinary meeting Friday on Turkey’s request after a late night attack in Idlib, Syria martyred 33 Turkish soldiers.

Thursday’s attack by the Bashar al-Assad regime also injured tens of Turkish troops in the Idlib de-escalation zone, just across Turkey’s southern border.

“Today, the #NATO council meets at Turkey’s request to consult under Article 4 of NATO’s founding Washington Treaty on the situation in Syria,” NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said in a tweet. 

Stoltenberg will hold a news conference after the meeting. 

The Turkish soldiers are working to protect local civilians in Idlib under a 2018 deal

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