Turkish soldier killed in Syria operation: army

Ankara (AFP) – A Turkish soldier was killed as the country pressed its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria, the army said, confirming the operation’s first Turkish fatality on its third day.

“One of our heroic soldiers was martyred during clashes” with Kurdish militants from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia southeast of the Turkish border town of Gulbaba in Kilis, the Turkish military said in a statement.

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