Air strikes hit area where boundaries of Hama, Idlib, and Latakia provinces meet, triggering a fresh wave of displacement, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
The patrol along the M-4 highway included "land and air elements", the Turkish Defence Ministry tweeted.
Turkish President Erdogan said the Syrian regime was using the coronavirus outbreak as an opportunity to ramp up violence in Syria's Idlib region.
First Turkish-Russian joint patrol on M4 highway in Idlib to be conducted on March 15, says Turkish defence minister.
"With the warming of the weather in the spring, the influx of irregular migrants heading to Europe will not be limited to Greece but spread all over the Mediterranean," Turkey's President Erdogan warns.
The incredulous statements from Russia mirror how severely the situation in Syria has escalated, but perhaps the potential for escalation will finally stir action from Western states apathetic to the plight of Syrians in Idlib.
Turkey's President Erdogan says he will meet leaders of Russia, Germany, and France on March 5 to discuss situation in flashpoint Idlib province, where regime onslaught has displaced nearly a million Syrians.
During the phone call with his Russian counterpart, Turkey's President Erdogan said that the crisis in Idlib can only be resolved by fully implementing the Sochi memorandum of understanding.
Another five soldiers have been wounded. In response, Turkey's military killed at least 50 regime fighters and destroyed five tanks, two APCs and a howitzer in Idlib.
Russia-backed Syrian regime onslaught in Idlib province has reached a "horrifying new level," says Mark Lowcock, UN head of relief affairs, adding babies are dying of cold because aid camps are full.
Leaders of Turkey and US agree by phone that Syrian regime attacks on Turkish troops in northwestern Idlib province were unacceptable, Turkish presidency says.
Turkey is determined to push back Syrian regime forces from observation posts in Idlib by end-February, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the governing Justice and Development (AK) Party meeting.
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