Turkish-Russian summit will discuss Idlib situation; US says it is ready to support Turkey with ammunition
Local and field news:
On Wednesday, Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, will discuss Turkey's demands, goals and proposals regarding the situation in the Idlib governorate, Northern Syria.
The Russian presidency (the Kremlin) said that the talks between Erdogan and Putin aim to end the crisis in the Idlib governorate, Northern Syria.
Russia accuses Turkey of failing to implement the Sochi agreement reached between the two parties in 2018. The agreement included the establishment of a demilitarized zone in Northern Syria.
Syrian government forces’ shelling injured two civilians in the city of Darat Izza, 25 kilometers west of Aleppo, Northern Syria.
Local activists reported to SMART that the Syrian government forces’ shelling injured two civilians in Darat Izza. The wounded were transferred to the Bab al-Hawa hospital, northern Idlib. No additional details were given.
Free Syrian Army factions and Islamist battalions defeated Syrian government forces’ attempts to advance to three villages in the al-Ghab Plain area in western Hama, Central Syria.
On Tuesday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced that Syrian government forces’ bombing killed two Turkish soldiers and injured others in the Idlib governorate, Northern Syria.
The ministry added that the Turkish Army killed 299 members of the Syrian government forces, and destroyed six tanks, two heavy artillery, and two military vehicles.
The US special envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, said that the US is ready to provide Turkey with ammunition and humanitarian aid for the Idlib governorate, Northern Syria.
Two members of the German Parliament said that the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel informed them of her support for the establishment of a safe zone, Northern Syria.
Dozens of displaced families from the Idlib governorate, Northern Syria, arrived at a camp supervised by the Kurdish Autonomous Administration in western al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.
The Syrian Democratic Forces arrested four of its members in the al-Raqqa governorate, Northeastern Syria.
Shooting from the Syrian government forces killed a civilian and injured others in the city of al-Suwayda, Southern Syria.
Eyewitnesses and local sources reported to SMART that the shooting killed a civilian and critically injured six others. They were transferred to the National Hospital in al-Suwayda for treatment, amid conflicting reports on whether the Syrian government forces shot them deliberately or by mistake.
Young men injured five members of the Syrian government forces in the al-Suwayda governorate, Southern Syria. Unknown persons attacked a checkpoint of the Syrian government forces south of al-Suwayda.
On Wednesday, unknown persons assassinated a volunteer at the Military Security branch of the Syrian government forces in the city of Daraa, Southern Syria.
Greek security shot at migrants, killing a refugee and injuring others, while they were trying to cross the Turkish-Greek border near the Edirne region, Northwestern Turkey.