Turks Cross the Line In Syria…3 Turkish Soldiers Killed In Syrian Airstrike

3 Turkish soldiers martyred in Syrian regime attack

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Ankara says regime forces conducted air attacks against Turkish troops in Al-Bab, northern Syria


Three Turkish soldiers were martyred and 10 others wounded Thursday in an air attack carried out by Syrian regime forces, the Turkish military has said.

Starting at around 3.30 a.m. local time Thursday (0030GMT), Syrian regime forces carried out air attacks on Turkish troops close to the city of Al-Bab in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement.

The dead and injured were taken to hospitals in Turkey’s southern Kilis and Gaziantep provinces.

One of the injured soldiers is in a critical condition.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was briefed on the attack by Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar and Defense Minister Fikri Isik.

The Turkish Armed Forces, meanwhile, announced that at least 14 Daesh targets were destroyed Thursday under Operation Euphrates Shield, launched by Turkey in late August to rid the northern Syrian border area of terrorists.

Targets were located in the towns of Qabasin, Bzaa, Arima plus Al-Bab.

Over 215 residential areas, including more than 1,800 square kilometers (694 square miles) of land in northern Syria have so far been cleared of Daesh terrorists as part of the operation, which is now in its 93rd day.

Reporting by Sinan Uslu;Writing by Ayse Humeyra Atılgan

Egypt’s Al-Sisi Calls for International Support for Syria, Libya, Iraq Armies

Egypt’s Sisi Calls for International Support for Syria, Libya, Iraq Armies


Egyptian President, ‘Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi voiced support for the Syrian, Libyan, and Iraqi armies in their battles against terrorists.

In a live television interview with RTP TV on Tuesday, Sisi said “there should be international support for the Libyan, Iraqi & Syrian national armies to ensure security in their countries.”

“It is better that the national army of any country ensures security and stability by itself,” Sisi said when asked about sending Egyptian troops to Syria.

“Syria has been for five years suffering a deep crisis. Our stance is that we respect the will of the Syrian people,” the Egyptian president said, stressing that the political settlement is the best solution to the current conflict.

In this context, Sisi urged to deal seriously with the terrorist groups in Syria and to disarm them, in order to preserve the unity of Syria and to rebuild the war-ravaged country.