Remains of Turkish soldiers repatriated from Syria

2 NCOs who went missing in November to be returned to home provinces

Remains of Turkish soldiers repatriated from Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

The bodies of two soldiers killed during the battle to take the Syrian town of Al-Bab have been returned to Turkey, a security official said Tuesday.

Infantry Sgt. Kivanc Kasikci, from Canakkale province, and Gendarme Sgt. Muhammet Duran, from Adana, went missing on Nov. 29 during the operation to take Al-Bab from ISIL.

They were returned to Gaziantep in southern Turkey and will be later sent to their home provinces, the official said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to media.

They were serving in Syria as part of Operation Euphrates Shield, which was launched in August to rid Syria's northern border area of extremists.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ocak 2017, 11:05