Erdogan says Turkey destroyed chemical sites in Syria



Istanbul (dpa) - Turkey has destroyed chemical sites in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodgan has said, in his first public remarks after more than 30 Turkish soldiers were killed in an airstrike in Syria's Idlib province.



"Several sites, including airfields, ammunition depots, air defence systems, hangars and chemical weapon production facilities were put under heavy fire and destroyed," Erdogan told party members in Istanbul on Saturday.
"As of yesterday evening, seven warehouses with chemical materials too have been blown up," Erdogan said, claiming more than 2,100 Syrian troops and nearly 300 military vehicles, including 94 tanks, were destroyed.
He said 36 Turkish soldiers were killed in total in Thursday's air raid, which Ankara blamed on Damascus.

 


Saturday, February 29th 2020
(dpa)
           


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