Syrian Forces Kill Five Turkish Soldiers After Four Russian Snipers Get Killed. Did Russia Kill Their Own Troops To Provoke War Between Syria And Turkey??

By Theodore Shoebat

Syrian forces recently killed five Turkish soldiers after four Russian troops were killed in Aleppo. The official story coming out of the Russian government is that the Russian troops were killed by rebels. According to sources close to the Novaya Gazeta, the soldiers were sent to Syria because the Syrian government requested security for a meeting between top Syrian and Turkish officials right on the Turkish-Syrian border town of Kasab. The troops were ambushed when they returned from the reconnaissance of the area.

According to Novaya Gazeta, “It was alleged that the militants sent four armored vehicles with suicide bombers to the city,” and then after they exploded, one soldier, Major Bulat Akhmatyanov, was wounded. Three other soldiers, Ruslan Gimadiev, Captain Dmitry Minov and Lieutenant Vsevolod Trofimov, “evacuated the wounded comrade and returned to the position where they were caught in crossfire.” The recent report from Novaya Gazeta suggest that these men were not killed by rebels, but by their own government in order to provoke the attack on Turkish troops.

The Novaya report points to several things. Firstly, the Center for Reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria (CPVS), on February 2nd, “distributed a message in which there was not a word about any serious military clash in the vicinity of Aleppo. But detailed information was provided about the violation of the ‘cessation of hostilities by illegal armed groups’ in the Idlib de-escalation zone, listing all the settlements that were fired upon.” In addition, in this report from the CPVS there is “not a word about suicide bombers, nor about militias who attacked the positions of the Syrian government forces.” Moreover, the Novaya report states that sources have revealed to the Russian publication that the four soldiers “died not in the battle of Aleppo, but in the vicinity of Latakia, which was completely controlled by the pro-government forces.”

The report details that the soldiers “were shot at point-blank range – in the heart and in the temple.” They came to Syria with fake names and very Syrians knew that they were even on special mission in Syria. Novaya’s source told them that the troops were betrayed “with the aim of escalating the war”. As the end of the Novaya report observes:

And, judging by the latest news from Syria, the provocation was a success. On the night of February 3, the Syrian army opened artillery fire on Turkish troops in the Idlib zone. Six people were killed, seven more Turkish soldiers were injured. It is likely that the order to open fire and to eliminate the officers of the FSB FSB was issued from one center – the “party of war” surrounded by Bashar al-Assad. And today, it seems, there can be no talk of any negotiations.

If this is true and Russia killed their own soldiers for the purpose of provocation, then this was a Russian Gladio operation. Gladio was a violent operation of the US and NATO to cause terrorist acts in Europe in order to spark nationalism amongst Europeans. Terrorist activities like the Piazza Fontana bombing, the Bologna massacre and the Brabant killings are examples of what Gladio was about. If the source of Novaya is correct, then that means that Russia is doing the same sort of operation for the purpose of sparking war in the Middle East. Al Jazeera’s Sinem Koseoglu stated that Syria’s attack on Turkish troops “is seen as the highest escalation that has ever happened between Ankara and Damascus in Syria’s nine-year war … The Turkish armed forces are being hit directly by the Syrian army – and today is a benchmark in this escalation.” Omer Celik, spokesman for Erdogan’s AK Party, stated: “Their attacks against our posts have made an operation necessary”.
Turkey is obviously going to use this massacre of her soldiers to justify further expansion military presence in Syria, and this presence will ultimately expand to more Syrian territory. If Novaya’s source is correct, it appears that Russia’s provocation for war would also be to the aid of Turkey’s propaganda machine to justify military action in Syria. Regardless, Turkey is already using this story as a pretext. The saddest thing about this story is that human life was taken away for a war over oil, natural gas and territory. One of the soldiers, Bulat Akhmatyanov, was a soon-to-be father, but he will never see his daughter. Under pretexts, human life is taken away; under the shadows of agendas, innocence is purged and cunningness is prized.