Turkish soldier killed by YPG in northern Syria

Turkish soldier killed by YPG in northern Syria
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  • calendar-gray 04 May 2019

One Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in the mainly Kurdish-controlled northern Syrian region of Tel Rifaat on Saturday, during an attack by the Kurdish YPG militia, the defense ministry said in a statement, ONAreports citing Reuters.

The attack took place in a region where Turkey carried out a cross-border operation dubbed Euphrates Shield in 2016, aiming to drive Islamic State militants and the YPG from its border with Syria, the ministry said.

The ministry said the army had retaliated with artillery fire but gave no further details on the whereabouts of the attack.

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