Turkish driver shot dead in Syria
HATAY - Doğan News Agency (DHA)
AFP photoA Turkish truck driver was reportedly shot and killed near the Syrian city of Idlib today.
Mustafa Üçtaş, 33, was returning from a delivery he set out on five days ago when he came under attack.
Üçtaş was 30 kilometers away from the border with Turkey when assailants opened fire on his truck with long-range weapons near Saragip village in Idlib.
News of Üçtaş' death was delivered to his family in Hatay's Reyhanlı district by his fellow truck drivers.
Üçtaş' relatives have departed for Idlib to retrieve his body. Üçtaş had three children.
Another truck driver, Hasan Koçak, was killed in Syria last week when his vehicle was caught in the crossfire between opposing groups near Aleppo.