Attack on Turkish soldiers carried out by Syrian regime, Russia's Lavrov says

By REUTERS
December 1, 2016 11:48

ALANYA, Turkey - Syrian armed forces carried out an attack last week on Turkish soldiers in northern Syria, and Russia had nothing to do with the strike, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.

Speaking at a joint news conference after meeting his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in the Mediterranean resort town of Alanya, Lavrov also said through a translator that Russia was ready to speak with all parties in the Syrian conflict.

Four Turkish soldiers were killed and nine others were wounded in an air strike on Nov. 24 during a Turkish-backed rebel operation in northern Syria.


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