Eleven Turkish service members involved in Ankara’s operation against Kurdish militais in the Syrian area of Afrin were killed and eleven others were injured on Saturday (February 10), according to the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF).
Two service members were killed when a T129 ATAK attack helicopter was shot down by YPG/YPJ fighters. The helicopter crashed in the Turkish province of Hatay.
The rest of Turkish military personnel was killed or injured in clashes with Kurdish YPG/YPJ forces in the Afrin area.
On February 11, the TAF’s general staff claimed that 1,266 ‘terrorists’ have been ‘neutralized’ in Afrin since the start of Operation Olive Branch on January 20.