The Turkish military has officially confirmed that its convoy was hit by a car bomb in the southwestern part of the Syrian province of Aleppo on January 30.
According to the military, a civilian support worker was killed, another one was injured and a soldier was also injured in the attack.
“Today, a member of the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, Yasin Tanboga, who joined Operation Olive Branch, was martyred. Mahmut Pakyurek was seriously injured and specialized sergeant Omer Gunes was injured slightly. We wish God’s mercy for the martyred staff and a speedy recovery for the injured. We wish condolences to his family and to our nation,” it said in a statement adding that attack was conducted by terrorists.
Thus, the Turksih Defense Ministry de-facto denied reports by sources loyal to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham that the convoy was shelled by the Syrian Arab Army.
A video from the scene: