Four Turkish soldiers killed in Turkey’s southeast, Syria’s Afrin
DİYARBAKIR – Anadolu Agency
Four Turkish soldiers were killed and four were injured on March 13 in separate outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and People’s Protection Units (YPG) attacks in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır and Syria’s northwestern district of Afrin.
Three soldiers were killed after an improvised explosive device planted by PKK militants detonated in Diyarbakır, according to the provincial governor’s office.
The incident occurred during a Turkish operation against PKK militants in Diyarbakir’s Dicle district, the office said.
Two soldiers lost their lives at the scene.
Five soldiers, including two in serious condition, were sent to the Selahaddin Eyyubi State Hospital, and one later succumbed to his wounds.
Meanwhile, another soldier was killed during “Operation Olive Branch,” which is ongoing against the YPG in Afrin, the Turkish military announced.
On Jan. 20, Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” to clear YPG militants from Afrin.