Turkish armed drones neutralized 21 Syrian regime troops following the heroic martyrdom of a soldier on March 5, the Defense Ministry said early Friday.

The drones also destroyed two howitzers and two multiple rocket launchers during the strikes, which were carried out around 4 p.m. local time, the ministry said in a statement on Twitter.

“The blood of our martyr was not left on the ground,” said the ministry.

The regime attack in the area of Turkey’s Operation Spring Shield in Syria’s Idlib province is thought to have taken place prior to Turkey and Russia’s agreement Thursday in Moscow

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