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Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Squadron claims responsibility for targeting Turkish convoy in Syria’s Idlib

IDLIB, Syria (North Press) – On Friday, Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Squadron claimed responsibility for the attack against a Turkish convoy in north of Idlib, northwest Syria. 

“On Friday evening, a detachment affiliated to Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Squadron targeted a Turkish unit at Kafriya-Ma’arrat Masrin junction north of Idlib with a car bomb,” the squadron said in a statement. 

“The attack destroyed a Turkish armored vehicle causing deaths and wounds to soldiers inside,” it added.  

The Turkish Ministry of Defense released no statement concerning the incident. 

However, on Friday, local sources told North Press that a landmine exploded while a military convoy of the Turkish forces was passing on the road between Idlib city and Bab al-Hawa crossing near the town of Kafriya, northeast of Idlib city.   

Turkish patrols in Idlib are repeatedly targeted by unknown groups, which have left dead and wounded among Turkish soldiers. 

On September 11, three Turkish soldiers were killed and three others were wounded, when an IED exploded on the road between Idlib-Bennish near the town of Kafriya in the northern Idlib countryside.

The Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq is known as an independent squadron that does not affiliate with any parties, groups, or factions inside or outside Syria.  

Reporting by Samir Awad

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