On September 7, a Turkish soldier was killed and four others were wounded when a military unit of the Turkish Armed Forces was shelled near the city of Al-Bab in northern Syria.
Turkey’s national defense ministry confirmed the death infantry specialist Sergeant Muammer Yigit. In a statement on Twitter, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar extended condolences to the family of the martyred and the Turkish nation.
The attack occurred on a base within the Operation Euphrates Shield zone. Several rockets were reportedly launched from the territory controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Video showing the rocket attack on Turkish forces was shred online:
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
At the end of July 2021, another Kurdish attack targeted the suburbs of the city of al-Bab. Two Turkish service members were killed and two Turkish-backed militants were wounded as a result of the missile strike by the Afrin Liberation Forces.
Any further attacks by Kurdish forces on the Turkish military and its proxies could lead to a serious military escalation in the northern Aleppo countryside.
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