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2 Killed, 5 Wounded in Syria As Turkish Army Clash With IS


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Turkish Army has confirmed killing of two Turkish soldiers by the Islamic State (IS) group during clashes in the Northern Syria.

The Army authority in a statement also confirmed that five soldiers were injured during a rocket attack on Turkish tanks. Two fighters from the Free Syrian Army were also killed and another two injured in the attack.

The casualties are believed to be the first since Turkey launched its operations in Syria a fortnight ago.

The rocket offensive was launched near the village of al-Waqf.

The Army re-affirmed in the statement “Two of our hero comrades were martyred and five were wounded in a rocket attack on two of our tanks by Daesh (IS) elements”.

The Syrian troops which is backed by Turkey indicated that they have recaptured a number of villages and towns, including key border town of Jarabulus from IS since the Turkish operation – code-named “Euphrates Shield” began.

Turkey Army claimed that IS fighters were pushed out of their last positions along the Turkish-Syrian border. The forces have also targeted IS inside Syria, as well as attacked Kurdish fighters in the same region.

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