Syrian Government troops for the first time in seven years has taken control of a highway connecting Damascus and Aleppo. The road managed to repel the militants after fierce fighting, but the situation remains difficult.
Turkey builds up military forces in the area than are terrorists. They attack the Syrian military near the Turkish observation posts, using them as cover. It does not give the Syrian troops effectively strike at the enemy.
In one of the clashes was shot down a Syrian helicopter: the crew and passenger were killed. In Damascus declare that the Turkish army and is acting in the interests of fighters: supplying intelligence and fire support of artillery.
Ankara, in turn, has accused Syria of intentionally blow on its positions, reports channel “Russia 24”.