Turkey downed two regime fighter jets in Idlib, northwestern Syria, after assault on Turkish jets, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
“[…] Two SU-24 regime jets were downed after attacking our jets,” the ministry said in a written statement.
It added that an air-defense system, which downed a Turkish armed drone, and two other air-defense systems were also destroyed.
Turkey announced Sunday that it launched Operation Spring Shield in Idlib, following a deadly regime attack on Turkish troops late Thursday.
The regime airstrike martyred 34 Turkish soldiers, while injuring dozens of others.