Turkish soldier killed in ISIL attack in Syria
DHA photoOne Turkish soldier was killed in an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attack in northern Syria on Nov. 19, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Three soldiers were wounded when ISIL militants staged a bomb attack targeting Turkish troops near the city of Al-Bab, north of Aleppo.
The wounded were immediately admitted to hospital in the border province of Gaziantep, where private Oğuzhan Demir later succumbed to his wounds.
The Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has been fighting around the regions of Al-Bab and Al-Rai as part of the Euphrates Shield Operation, which was launched in late August to rid the northern Syrian border area of ISIL and the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD.)