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Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Manbij

Orient Net | 2019-10-15 14:08 Damascuss

Gaziantep Valiliği Photo

One Turkish soldier was killed and eight others wounded by the People's Protection Units (YPG) mortar fire in the Manbij amid Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday (October 15).

Turkish forces neutralized 15 YPG militiamen during the clashes in the region, the ministry added.

Seven Syrian National Army (SNA) soldiers supporting Turkey’s anti-terrorist operation in northern Syria have been killed and 51 wounded over the last two days.

Since Oct. 9, the beginning of the operation, a total of 23 SNA soldiers have been martyred and 108 injured.

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The phase of the operation to clear Manbij of YPG terrorists began Monday afternoon.

Turkish forces' next aim in Operation Peace Spring is to clear Ayn al-Arab and Manbij, east of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn, which were cleared of terrorists.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring, the third in a series of cross-border anti-terror operations in northern Syria targeting terrorists affiliated with ISIS and the PKK's Syrian offshoot the YPG, on Oct. 9.

Based on DS, AA

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