Facing Russia, is NATO member Turkey playing with fire in Syria?

The confrontation between the regular Syrian forces of Bashar Al Assad, supported by Russia, and Turkey, reached a new level earlier this week. According to a statement from the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the country's armed forces have reportedly "neutralized" more than XNUMX Syrian soldiers, as well as 3 tanks, 2 artillery positions and a helicopter belonging to the Syrian armed forces. This engagement was launched in response to an attack launched Monday morning by the Syrian forces, and having killed at least 5 Turkish soldiers, and wounding as many soldiers.

Unlike previous clashes, which mainly opposed the Syrian forces and Islamist militias loyal to Ankara, this time it was a major engagement between two regular armies, having made a significant number of victims in both camps. However, if for the moment Russia remains on restraint, trying not to be directly involved in these commitments, it is possible, even likely, that it will not last if the confrontation were to continue, especially since, in the At the same time, the Hmeimim air base, where a large part of the Russian air forces deployed in Syria are based, is said to have again been attacked by drones.

The Hmeimim base where the Russian air forces are positioned in Syria has again suffered drone attacks in recent days

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