2 more soldiers die, bringing total loss to 40 in operations against ISIL

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Turkish soldiers stand in a Turkish army tank driving back to Turkey from the Syrian-Turkish border town of Jarabulus on September 2, 2016 in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis. Turkish military experts on September 1, 2016 cleared mines from the area of the Syrian town of Jarabulus captured from jihadists last week, using controlled explosions that sent clouds of dust and smoke into the sky, an AFP photographer said. Pro-Ankara Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish aviation and tanks, took Jarabulus from Islamic State (IS) fighters in a lightning operation and now enjoy full control of the town. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

With the death of two more soldiers 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 40.

The wounded soldiers died at the Gülhane Military Medical Academy (GATA)

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

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