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Fighting between Syrian and Turkish armies continues

Turkey has sent thousands of troops into north-western Syria, hasn’t been able to stop the Syrian government army to retake the Idlib province.

Turkey said that two more of its soldiers were killed Wednesday as steady clashes between the two national armies continued to rack up casualties.

Near the Turkish border, the Idlib area is the last rebel stronghold after nine years of war in Syria.

The Turkish Defense Ministry’s statement said that the latest Syrian attack on its troops also wounded six soldiers. It did not provide further details.

The assault came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to depart for Moscow where he says he aims to broker a cease-fire in Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces in northwestern Syria have killed more than 50 Turkish troops in the past month, including 33 soldiers killed Thursday in a single airstrike.