Seven Turkish soldiers killed in offensive on Syrian Kurdistan, tank destroyed

Commandos raise Turkish flag on liberated Mount Darmiq

Commandos raise Turkish flag on liberated Mount Darmiq

A Syrian militant in the area told The Associated Press that the Russian pilot was shot and killed when he resisted capture.

It added that another soldier was killed in clashes in Afrin.

A senior Turkish journalist was injured in a cross-border attack by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PYD/PKK ) terror group while covering ongoing operation in Syria's Afrin region.

Turkey says it has killed some 900 Kurdish fighters, but this can not be independently verified.

To the east, Syrian troops and their allies captured the village of Tel Alloush, bringing them closer to the rebel stronghold of Saraqeb, according to the Observatory and the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media. There have been more than two weeks of intense fighting in the area.

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The Turkish army on Saturday announced the killing of seven of its soldiers taking part in Ankara's "Operation Olive Branch" offensive to dislodge US-backed Kurdish forces from the Afrin enclave in northwestern Syria.

A statement by the Turkish Armed Forces later in the day said that one soldier was killed in the attack.

A total of eight Turkish soldiers and at least 24 allied Syrian opposition fighters have died so far in Ankara's offensive, which started on January 20.

According to the Turkish General Staff, Operation Olive Branch aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) has said that it will investigate allegations that its fighters mutilated the corpse of a female member of the YPG. The YPG controls much of the territory along the border and an uninterrupted strip from Manbij to the Iraqi border.

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