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ISIS Seizes Two Leopard 2A4 Battle Tanks, Turn Turkish Forces Back Near Al-Bab (Photos 18+, Map)

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ISIS Seizes Two Leopard 2A4 Battle Tanks, Turn Turkish Forces Back Near Al-Bab (Photos 18+, Map)

A Turkish Leopard battle tank, a buldozer and casualties by the Turkish Armed Forces and their proxies.  Click to see the full-size image

ISIS terrorists have seized two Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks and a bulldozer from Turkish forces near the Syrian city of al-Bab, the ISIS-linked news agency ‘Amaq’ said in a statement on December 22.

The statement added that pro-Turkey militants and the Turkish Armed Forces lost over 70 fighters in the recent clashes and sucide bomb attacks.

A statement by Amaq:

ISIS Seizes Two Leopard 2A4 Battle Tanks, Turn Turkish Forces Back Near Al-Bab (Photos 18+, Map)

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On December 22, the third ISIS suicide bomber targeted Turkish forces in the area and them ISIS units attacked them. As result of this, pro-Turkey fighters fled from western al-Bab to Azraq, according to Amaq.

ISIS Seizes Two Leopard 2A4 Battle Tanks, Turn Turkish Forces Back Near Al-Bab (Photos 18+, Map)

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The Turkish army confirmed that 16 its soldiers were killed near al-Bab.

The Turkish military also claimed that it had destroyed 90 ISIS targets in al-Bab killing 67 terrorists, but this cannot be confirmed by photo or video proofs.

The Leopard 2A4 is the most widespread version of the Leopard 2 family. In 2005 Turkey ordered 298 Leopard 2 tanks from German army stocks. Leopard 2A4 battle tanks in Syria are operated by Turkish military personnel and have not been delivered to pro-Turkey militants.

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