One Turkish soldier killed, four others injured in Syria's al-Bab
One Turkish soldier has been killed and four others were injured in clashes during the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria's al-Bab, Dailysabah reported.
The injured soldiers were immediately taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, the statement added.
43 Daesh terrorists were killed by Turkish shelling and airstrikes in northern Syria with 245 identified Daesh targets hit the same day, a military statement said early Monday.
The Turkish army is supporting FSA fighters in liberating al-Bab, a strategic city for Daesh, from the terrorist group. Monday marks the 174th day since the city was surrounded in the liberation efforts.
Turkey launched Operation Euphrates Shield on Aug. 24, 2016, declaring that it was exercising its rights to self-defense codified under the U.N. Charter Article 51. Monday marked the 174th day of the operation.
A National Security Council press release, dated Nov. 30, 2016, stated that the operation's objectives were to maintain border security and confront Daesh terrorism within the framework of the U.N. Charter.
It also emphasized on not allowing the PKK terrorist organization along with its affiliates, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and People's Protection Units (YPG), to establish a corridor of terror at Turkey's doorsteps.