1 more Turkish soldier dies, bringing total loss to 38 in operation against ISIL

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Turkish soldiers fire an upgraded M60 tank during fighting alongside members of the Free Syrian Army against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists near the northern Syrian village of Beraan, north of the embattled city of Aleppo, on October 24, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Nazeer al-Khatib

With the death of a soldier injured in an attack on Wednesday carried out by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria’s al-Bab region, the number of Turkish soldiers killed during Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield, which began in August, has increased to 38.

The wounded soldier died in a Gaziantep hospital. His funeral will be held in his hometown of Yozgat.

The ISIL attack took place on Wednesday morning near a field hospital where the Turkish soldiers were deployed.

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