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Turkey Destroys Scores of Syrian Army Targets, Says Defense Minister

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Turkey has sharply escalated its attacks on Syrian government forces since Thursday, when dozens of Turkish soldiers were killed by a Syrian government air strike.
Turkey said on Sunday it had destroyed air defense systems, more than 100 tanks and downed two planes belonging to the Syrian army as part of an operation it launched after an air strike killed dozens of its soldiers last week.
Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu agency also reported on Sunday that the Turkish military targeted and rendered unusable Syria’s Nayrab military airport in the northern province of Aleppo.
Tensions in northwest Syria have escalated sharply as fighting between Turkey-backed rebels and Russian-backed Syrian government forces risks bringing the two regional powers into direct confrontation.

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