Soldier killed in PKK attack in NW Syria

Soldier killed in PKK attack in NW Syria
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  • calendar-gray 27 May 2019

Sustaining injuries in a PKK/YPG attack in northwestern Syria, a Turkish soldier succumbed to his injuries, the Defense Ministry said, ONAreports citing Hurriyetdailynews. 

The soldier was under intensive care before getting killed due to his wounds sustained on April 30 in an attack in the area of Turkey's Euphrates Shield anti-terror operation.         

Turkish military's Operation Euphrates Shield in Syria was launched on Aug. 24, 2016, when artillery fire and airstrikes were followed by Turkish tanks crossing the border to target ISIL and the YPG/PKK in support of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters.         

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU. The YPG is PKK's Syrian branch.

 

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