4 Turkish soldiers martyred in Syria's Al-Bab
Solider hurt in Al-Bab incident becomes fourth martyr after suffering fatal injuries
By Sarp Ozer
One of over a dozen Turkish soldiers wounded on Wednesday near the Daesh-held city of Al-Bab in northern Syria has succumbed to his injuries, Turkey's military has confirmed.
Earlier on Wednesday, three Turkish soldiers had been martyred in an incident while taking part in Operation Euphrates Shied.
The Turkish Armed Forces later said one of the wounded soldiers died of his injures, bringing the total number of martyred troops to four.
Fifteen soldiers are being treated at hospitals inside Turkey.
The military also said more than 40 Daesh terrorists were "neutralized".
Turkey’s military often uses the word "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question were captured, heavily wounded or killed.
Twenty-four Daesh positions were also hit by Turkish warplanes in the Al-Bab area.
Turkey revealed on Wednesday that with the support of opposition forces, the road between Al-Bab and the war-torn city of Aleppo had been brought under control.
Civilians have been evacuating Aleppo after its long siege by Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime forces.
Operation Euphrates Shield began in late August to improve security, support coalition forces and eliminate the terror threat along Turkey’s border using Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jets.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.