In footage obtained from the Turkish President’s Office Pool via AP, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends funeral prayers, Saturday, February 29, in Istanbul, Turkey, for one the 34 Turkish soldiers killed Thursday in a Syrian regime military attack in Syria’s Idlib province.
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Erdogan said Turkey had retaliated against Syrian forces for killing 34 of its soldiers this week in the northwestern province of Idlib.
Syrian state media (SANA) said Sunday that Turkish forces targeted two Syrian planes over the Idlib region.
SANA reported that the pilots are safe.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said the two jets went down over regime-held territory, likely after being targeted by Turkish F-16 planes.
Turkey’s Defense Ministry said the planes were targeted after one if its aerial drones was downed. (VOA/AP/AFP)