Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 12
Four servicemen of the Turkish Armed Forces were wounded during an operation aimed to liberate the Syrian city Al-Bab from the militants of the “Islamic State” (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorist group, Hurriyet newspaper reported Dec. 12.
The wounded have been evacuated from Syria and hospitalized in Turkey.
On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force, with the support of the coalition aircraft, launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo.
The operation was dubbed the Shield of the Euphrates.
More than 20 Turkish servicemen were killed during the “Shield of the Euphrates” operation in northern Syria.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives.
Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The IS, YPG and PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.