130 wounded in ‘Operation Olive Branch’ brought to Turkey: Health minister

130 wounded in ‘Operation Olive Branch’ brought to Turkey: Health minister

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130 wounded in ‘Operation Olive Branch’ brought to Turkey: Health minister

Some 130 who were injured during Turkey’s “Operation Olive Branch,” launched against the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria’s Afrin, have been brought to Turkey for treatment since the offensive began on Jan. 20, Turkish Health Minister Ahmet Demircan said on Jan. 26.

Speaking during a visit to wounded persons in the Gülhane Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul, Demircan also said three Turkish soldiers and 11 Free Syria Army (FSA) fighters, Turkey’s allies on the ground, were killed during the operation.

Some 82 of the 130 wounded have been discharged from the hospital. 

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