Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria, 13 wounded: army


ISTANBUL: Eight Turkish soldiers were killed and 13 wounded on Thursday as part of Ankara´s cross-border offensive against a Kurdish militia in northwest Syria, the army said.


The death toll, released by the Turkish military staff in two separate statements, makes Thursday one of the deadliest days for Ankara since launching its offensive against the People´s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria´s Afrin region on 20 January.


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