Two soldiers killed in Turkey’s Afrin operation
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Two Turkish soldiers were killed in a mortar attack by People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants in the northwestern Syrian district of Afrin, according to a military statement on Feb. 7.
The Turkish General Staff in a statement said that the soldiers were killed in an area close to Afrin’s al-Maski region and southwest of the village of Bulbul. It added that the Turkish forces “responded to the attack immediately.”
Turkey on Jan 20. launched “Operation Olive Branch” into Afrin to remove militants of the YPG, which Ankara sees as organically linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).