Two Turkish soldiers died and another sustained critical injuries on Wednesday in a car bomb attack in Syria’s al-Bab region during Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield.
Three soldiers were initially wounded in the clash that occurred in the early hours of the morning. They were later transferred to the border province of Gaziantep by helicopter for treatment. However, two of the wounded soldiers succumbed to their injuries in the hospital while the other was reported to be in critical condition.
The number of Turkish soldiers who have been killed in Syria since the start of Euphrates Shield has reached 20.
Turkey sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels drive the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from the border city of Jarabulus in late August in a dramatic escalation of its involvement in the Syrian civil war.