Two Turkish troopers killed in assault in northern Syria: Ministry

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Turkish defence ministry says two troopers had been killed and two injured in assault on armoured automobile in northern Syria.

Two Turkish troopers had been killed and two had been wounded in an assault on their armoured automobile in northern Syria, Turkey’s defence ministry stated on Saturday.

The ministry stated Turkish forces instantly launched retaliatory hearth.

“Our punitive hearth in opposition to terrorist positions is constant,” an announcement shared on Twitter stated.

It stated the assault was within the area the place Turkey launched the cross-border “Euphrates Shield” operation in 2016 to drive away ISIS (ISIL) fighters and the Syrian Kurdish Folks’s Safety Items (YPG).

Media studies stated the assault was within the al-Bab space.

Ankara considers the YPG, which kinds the spine of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a “terrorist” group linked to Kurdish separatist group Kurdistan Staff Occasion (PKK), inside Turkey.

PKK is designated as a “terrorist group” by the US and the European Union.

Al Jazeera’s Resul Serdar, reporting from Istanbul, stated Turkish forces have “retaliated (in opposition to) YPG positions” from its army posts within the space. “Evidently these assaults are going to proceed by means of the evening,” Serdar stated.

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