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Announcement by the Russian Ministry of Defense
"Yesterday, February 27th, the terrorists of Hayat Tahrir As-Samh attacked the Syrian army in the area of Bechun. The Syrians responded to the fire, succeeding Turkish soldiers who had taken up combat positions with the terrorist groups. At the same time, according to the Turkish side, no units of the Turkish army existed and should not be there.
Following reports of casualties among Turkish troops, the Russian side has taken steps to cease fire and transport wounded and dead to Turkish territory. Aviation was not used in the Bechun area. " , stresses the Russian Ministry of Defense.
Syria's SANA news agency confirmed the fighters were hit over Idlib, but said no one was hurt in the attack. The pilots used parachutes and landed safely, it added.