Two Turkish soldiers killed in Afrin operation

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Afrin operation

ANKARA
Two Turkish soldiers killed in Afrin operation

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and five were wounded on Feb. 4 during “Operation Olive Branch” in Syria’s Afrin, the military said in a statement.

The Turkish General Staff said the casualties occurred during clashes with the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Eight Turkish soldiers were killed on Feb. 3 during “Operation Olive Branch,” according to a Turkish General Staff statement, marking the deadliest day yet for the Turkish army since the operation into the northwestern Syrian district began on Jan. 20.

Turkey on Jan. 20 launched a massive military operation against the YPG in Afrin and vowed that it will expand it to the Manbij area of Syria where YPG troops are located along with U.S. forces.

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