HEADLINE 9 Turkish soldiers killed in action in Syria's Afrin in one day

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9 Turkish soldiers killed in action in Syria's Afrin in one day

Xinhua

07:16, February 11, 2018

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Nine Turkish soldiers were killed and eleven others were injured in cross-border operation in Syria's Afrin on Saturday, Turkish military said in a statement.

At least 79 People's Protection Units (YPG) militants, Islamic State(IS) members were killed in Saturday air strikes, raising the total number to 1,141 since the beginning of "Operation Olive Branch" in Afrin, the Turkish general staff said.

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched "Operation Olive Branch" to clear YPG militants from Afrin in northwestern Syria.

Turkey considers the YPG to be the Syrian affiliates of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).


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