Turkey's military says two of its soldiers have been killed and five have been wounded in an attack by the ISIS group in northern Syria.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Turkey's military says two of its soldiers have been killed and five have been wounded in an attack by the ISIS group in northern Syria.
The military says the militants fired rockets at Turkish tanks during clashes on Tuesday in northern Syria.
On Sunday, Turkish troops had expelled ISIS from the last strip of territory it controlled along the Syrian-Turkish border, effectively sealing the extremists' self-styled caliphate off from the outside world.
On August 24, Turkish special forces, tanks and jets backed by planes from the US-led coalition launched their first coordinated offensive in Syria. Damascus denounced the intervention as a breach of its sovereignty.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation, dubbed "Euphrates Shield," was aimed at “terror groups” such as Daesh and the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a US-backed Kurdish group based in Syria.
Hours after the beginning of the offensive, Turkish-backed militants seized the city of Jarablus, with Ankara saying that it wanted to establish a safe zone in the 98-kilometer (61-mile) area stretching from Jarablus to the city of A'zaz.