Russia Airstrike Kills 3 Turkish Soldiers, Putin Apologised

Russia President Vlamdmir Putin has sent his condolences to the Turkish army after an airstrike killed 3 Turkish soldiers.

The airstrike had hit a building near the town of al-Bab, believed to contain ISIS operatives, but instead contains Turkish troops. The friendly fire also injured eleven others.


The Turkish troops were reported to be helping a Syrian rebel that is fighting to capture al-Bab from ISIS fighters. Both the Turkish and Russian have both been helping the Syrians capture most of their towns from ISIS rebels and fighters, and have both been conducting air strikes on ISIS fighters.

Vladmir Putin in a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan  "expressed condolences over a tragic incident which resulted in the deaths of several Turkish troops in the al-Bab area"

Putin also said that poor communication between Moscow and Ankara was said to have caused the loss of the troops, Putin said.

Both sides have also promised to start an investigation into the issue.