Turkish soldier killed near Syria's Al-Bab

The soldier killed during clashes with ISIL extremists in Al-Ghuz town close to Al-Bab

Turkish soldier killed near Syria's Al-Bab

World Bulletin / News Desk

One soldier was killed Sunday during clashes with ISIL extremist organization during Operation Euphrates Shield near the town of Al-Ghuz in northern Syria, according to the Turkish military.

The Turkish General Staff said in a written statement that the soldier was killed around 10 a.m. local time and expressed condolences for the family of the soldier.

Al-Ghuz, a small town close to Al-Bab (the door in Arabic), is a strategic city for ISIL. As part of the Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish army is supporting Free Syrian Army fighters in their fight to liberate the city from the extremist group.

The Operation Euphrates Shield, which began in late August to tighten border security, aims to eliminate the extrem threat along Turkish borders, and supports the opposition forces in Syria.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Ocak 2017, 16:58