Two Turkish service members were killed in a mortar attack that targeted the vicinity of the town of Akcakale on the Syrian border, the Turkish Ministry of National Defence announced on November 28.
In an official statement, the Turkish ministry revealed that the attack targeted a military base north of the Syrian border town of Tell Abyad.
The Turkish military responded to the attack by targeting the source of fire in northeast Syria. The ministry said that the operations in the region are still ongoing.
Last October, the Turkish military launched Operation Peace Spring against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria. Tell Abyad was captured in the framework of the operation.
A total of 15 Turkish soldiers and officers have been killed since the beginning of the operation. More than 160 others were reportedly injured. Hundreds of Turkish-backed Syrian militants were also killed or injured.