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Turkish Army Continues To Bleed, Five Soldiers Killed In Syria & Iraq Within One Week

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Turkish Army Continues To Bleed, Five Soldiers Killed In Syria & Iraq Within One Week

Turkish forces are seen near Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin, Syria January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

The Turkish military continues to sustain human losses in Syria and Iraq, where its troops have battling Kurdish forces and several other sides for several years.

Late on September 12, the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey announced that a soldier had died of wounds he sustained as result of the September 10 attack in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

The attack, which was carried out by a little-known radical group called Saryat Ansar Abu Baker As-Siddiq, targeted a convoy of the Turkish Armed Forces near Idlib city.

The total death toll from the attack has now risen to three. At least two other Turkish soldiers were wounded in the attack.

Earlier this week, specifically on September 7, a Turkish officer was killed and four soldiers were wounded in a tunnel bomb attack in the northern countryside of Syria’s Aleppo. The attack was carried out by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

The Turkish military’s human losses this week were not limited to Syria. On September 12, the Ministry of National Defense acknowledged that Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded as a result of an attack by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

The two soldiers were taking part in Operations Claw-Lightning and Thunderbolt, which began more than four months ago. At least 17 Turkish service members were killed in the operation as of August 16.

In the last few years, the Turkish military expanded its cross-border operations like never before upon the orders of President Erdogan.

The mounting human losses in Syria and Iraq have begun to generate public pressure inside Turkey against these operations. The loss of five soldiers in a week highlights the heavy cost associated with advancing Ankara’s interests in the Middle East.


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Article means “UNHUMAN losses” for those stuffs, the UNHUMAN GENOCIDALS

The Objective

It’s called jihad an martyrdom. That’s why you’ll never ever defeat Islam no matter how many soldiers or weapons you build. Dying in the cause of Allah is actually better than this worldly life. These soldiers died to protect over 3 million Sunnis in Idlib. Compared to what they have achieved (stopping the Russian offensive), three deaths in weeks is not such a great loss. You want to see a good example? Look at the Taliban. They don’t have an airforce, navy, or even professional land forces. Yet, Russia is afraid of going in to stop the fundamentalist Muslims (Taliban) despite claiming to be fighting the fundamental Muslims in Syria and Libya. There’s the Taliban right on the Russian border and they have announced a government more fundamental than Idlib, and Russia is doing nothing about it (aka admitted it can’t stop Shariah near its borders). Taliban is more fundamentalist than any other Muslim group I know of.

Last edited 1 year ago by The Objective

you just watch what happens to these talibunnies. Last time they came to power via the gun they lasted a mere 5 years. Just like your khilafat rashi-doom. Fundamentalist, shariah, jihadist and intolerant tyrannies never last. Nations are not founded on religion jack ass. History is proof of this.

european so proud

invaders deserve to die

Icarus Tanović

C-4 to your door, no beef, no more, nigga.


Vlad Dracula of Romania in the 15th century knew how to deal with Ottomans. He invited them to dinner. Then nailed their fez’s to their heads, had them impaled and dined amongst their squirming, twitching bodies as they agonized in a slow lingering death.

L du Plessis

Dying for Turkey stealing oil… how sad.


Such artoles will only enrage the Turks and leads to them putting in more troops in and seizing more territories

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