Russia’s president has sent condolences after a Russian air strike mistakenly killed three Turkish soldiers, north of Syria.
The soldiers were supporting Syrian rebels to recapture the city of al-Bab from so-called Islamic State as part of an offensive to push Islamic State and Kurdish fighters away from Turkey’s southern border.
According to Turkish military, a Russian aircraft attacked a building where some of the soldiers had been deployed.
It had been planning to hit I.S targets but “by accident three of their soldiers were martyred when a building was bombed where their units were”
Russia and Turkey back opposing sides in the Syrian war and have been jointly targeting Islamic State in air strikes recently.