Turkish soldier killed by YPG in northern Syria

Orient Net 2019-04-30 12:14:00

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One Turkish soldier was killed in an attack carried out by the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Azaz city in northern Syria, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday (April 30), DS reported.

Three other soldiers were injured when the YPG staged a mortar attack on a Turkish military convoy passing by the Maranez village, the Defense Ministry's public relations department said in a statement, noting that the Turkish military immediately responded with retaliatory fire.

The Defense Ministry offered condolences to the family of the fallen soldier.

Turkish Armed Forces and their allies the Free Syrian Army (FSA) cleared Syria's al-Bab and Jarablus from ISIS in Operation Euphrates Shield, launched in August 2016.

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