Turkey destroys Syrian chemical warfare facility, kills 10 Hezbollah bosses

Multiple sources reported on Saturday that a chemical warfare facility and a range of other Syrian regime targets were hit in multiple Turkish strikes, killing ten fighters and wounding at least 30 others at a Hezbollah HQ near Saraqeb.

By i24NEWS – Reuters



At least nine members of Lebanese Hezbollah were killed in a Turkish strike in Syria’s Idlib, multiple sources reported on Saturday.

According to London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ten Hezbollah members, including officers, were killed in the clashes in the vicinity of Saraqeb, a strategic town in north Syria.

Hezbollah fighters hold flags as they attend the memorial of their slain leader Sheik Abbas al-Mousawi in Tefahta village, south Lebanon. – File Photo: khamenei.ir under Creative Commons License

Reuters, in the meantime, cited a senior commander with pro-Assad forces in the area as saying that nine fighters were killed and 30 other wounded in a Turkish strike at a Hezbollah HQ near Saraqeb.

According to the report, Turkey used missiles and drones in the deadly attack.

SOHR says some 45 fighters were killed as the Turkish troops shelled the pro-regime forces, including the Syrian army, local fighters and Iran-backed militias.

On Saturday, Turkey’s Erdogan said the Syrian regime will “pay a price” for an earlier strike that left 33 Turkish soldiers dead.

He also said he urged his Russian counterpart Putin to stay out of the confrontation, allowing Turkey deal with the regime one on one.

Hezbollah fighters parade in Lebanon. – File Photo: khamenei.ir under Creative Commons License

Iran-backed Hezbollah supported the Assad regime throughout the war, with some of the available reports indicating that it started to send in its fighters to fight side by side with loyalist forces as early as in 2012.


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