One Turkish soldier killed in northern Syria

One Turkish soldier killed in northern Syria

The Turkish Defence Ministry has announced on Tuesday that one of its soldiers has been killed in the so-called Euphrates Shield area in northern Syria.

The ministry said on Twitter that the soldier passed away on Tuesday.

Anadolu news agency reported that the soldier was killed when a Turkish base in the area of Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria was attacked, adding that a funeral ceremony was held for the Turkish soldier at the airport of the southern state of Gaziantep, after he was brought there by a military vehicle.

According to Turkish media reports, the Turkish base in al-Bab city m, in the north of Syria’s Aleppo province was hit by rocket fire by the Kurdish militia called the People’s Defense Units (YPG) from the Manbij area, which resulted in one death and four injuries.

Euphrates Shield is the name of the illegal Turkish military deployment in northern Syria. The Turkish forces frequently clash with Kurdish militias that are backed by the illegal US occupation force in the region.