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Turkish fighter planes strike Syria, three soldiers die

Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Defense on Wednesday reported that three soldiers were killed due to air strikes by Turkish fighter jets on military posts in this nation's northern region.

Some of our points in northern Aleppo were targets of air strikes that caused the death of three soldiers, while six were wounded, the Ministry stated in a communique.

It added that the Syrian forces responded to such aggression by attacking and destroying positions of the Turkish army and armed groups operating under its command in the area.

Any attack against our armed forces will be responded directly and immediately in all fronts, the Ministry assured.

Earlier, heavy shelling by Ankara’s soldiers on localities in northern Raqa killed four civilians and injured five others, in addition to material damages to homes, public property and facilities.