Russian jet mistakenly kills 3 Turkish soldiers in Syria

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A Russian airstrike mistakenly killed three Turkish soldiers and injured 11 in Syria’s al-Bab town, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement on Thursday.

A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet lands at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photo
A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet lands at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photo
A Russian warplane, conducting airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria, mistakenly hit a building where Turkish soldiers were placed.

Russian officials explained that the incident was an accident and offered condolences, said the army.

Russian President Vladimir Putin talked to his Turkish counterpart and expressed sorrow, the statement said.

Investigation regarding the incident is being carried out by both parties. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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