Turkish soldier killed, 3 injured in Syria

According to Turkish news agencies, a soldier was killed and 3 others were injured after a rocket fired by Kurdish rebels hit their tank. This is the Turkish Army’s first fatality since it invaded Northern Syria in order to rid the area of terrorist organizations. In response, the Turkish Air Force attacked Kurdish targets near the border.
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Turkish news agencies reported early this morning (Sunday) that the military suffered its first fatality since it launched the operation in Northern Syria.

According to the reports, the Turkish soldier was killed after a rocket hit the tank in which he was traveling. In addition, 3 other Turkish soldiers were injured and 3 tanks were destroyed. The Turkish Army began its operation in Northern Syria last week.  

It is estimated that the rocket was fired at the tank by Kurdish rebels. In response to the rocket fire, Turkish Air Force fighter aircraft attacked People’s Protection Units (YPG) targets in the area near the Syrian city of Jarabulus.

Last week, JOL reported that Ankara stated that purpose of the military operation is to rid Northern Syria of terrorist organizations.

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