ISIS Hit Turkish Armed Forces’ M60T Battle Tank with ATGM. 1 Turkish Serviceman Confirmed Killed

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ISIS Hit Turkish Armed Forces' M60T Battle Tank with ATGM. 1 Turkish Serviceman Confirmed Killed

A hit of the Turkish M60T

The ISIS terrorist group targeted a M60T main battle tank belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces in the northern part of Syrian province of Aleppo. The M60T was supporting Turkish-backed militant groups fighting ISIS under the banner of Operation Euphrates Shield.

According to the video released by the ISIS-linked Amaq news agency, an anti-tank guided missile directly hit the Turkish M60T in the area south of Akhtarin village.

At least 1 Turkish crewmember, Lieutenant Captain Alper Kocaman was confirmed killed, following the incident.

ISIS Hit Turkish Armed Forces' M60T Battle Tank with ATGM. 1 Turkish Serviceman Confirmed Killed

Lieutenant Captain Alper Kocaman

More photos from the scene:

ISIS Hit Turkish Armed Forces' M60T Battle Tank with ATGM. 1 Turkish Serviceman Confirmed Killed ISIS Hit Turkish Armed Forces' M60T Battle Tank with ATGM. 1 Turkish Serviceman Confirmed Killed ISIS Hit Turkish Armed Forces' M60T Battle Tank with ATGM. 1 Turkish Serviceman Confirmed Killed ISIS Hit Turkish Armed Forces' M60T Battle Tank with ATGM. 1 Turkish Serviceman Confirmed Killed

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  • Turks and Arabs have now come to that fork in the road

  • χρηστος

    ISIS or YPG?

  • Ted

    Looks like the tank did quite well as crew clearly exit. Well at least three of the four?

    • If that is the M60T Jewish made tank from Israel, then it is simply a crew of three.
      So one third of the crew is confirmed dead.

      • Joseph Scott

        No, M-60Ts, just like M60s, have no auto-loader, so 4 person crew.

        • Ted

          Correct and one can clearly see three people exit after the hit, obviously they could have been wounded, I see the story has the KIA as an officer so I doubt he was driving would most likely exit the turet, or had been out side tank at time of the hit.

          • Joseph Scott

            I only saw one, exiting from the turret at 0:26. What times did you see the other two?

  • trid2bnrml

    Kocaman doesn’t look too Turkish to me…

  • Joseph Scott

    Lieutenant-Captain is kind of an odd translation of his rank. Yüzbaşı means ‘leader of 100’ and is rated NATO OF-2, so Captain would be a pretty reasonable translation of his rank into English equivalents.