Two soldiers wounded in Syria succumb to injuries
ANKARATwo Turkish soldiers who were wounded in northern Syria during the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield succumbed to their injuries on Dec. 27 in Ankara, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The soldiers, who had been wounded in Syria’s al-Bab province and previously transferred to Kilis, succumbed to their wounds at the Gülhane Training and Research Hospital in Ankara.
Meanwhile fifteen people, including 13 Islamic state Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants and two Free Syrian Army(FSA) fighters were killed during clashes in Syria's Al-Bab on Dec.26, the Turkish military said in a statement on Dec.27. One FSA fighter was also wounded.
According to the Turkish Armed Forces, Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army hit 158 ISIL targets, including shelters, command-and-control centers and vehicles.
In total, 42 landmines and 2,387 improvised explosives have been defused since the start of the operation on Aug. 24.