Another soldier dies, bringing total loss to 42 in operations against ISIL

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Smoke rises after Turkish Army's airstrike over Daesh terrorists' positions as Free Syrian Army move forward to the center of al-Bab district during the "Operation Euphrates Shield" in Aleppo, Syria on December 21, 2016.

A soldier died in an attack carried out by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria’s al-Bab region on Thursday, bringing the number of Turkish soldiers killed during Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield, which began in August, to 42.

According to reports in the Turkish media, nine other soldiers wounded in the ISIL attack were brought to Kilis State Hospital for treatment.

As part of Operation Euphrates Shield, Turkey sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels drive ISIL from the border city of Jarabulus on Aug. 24, in a dramatic escalation of its involvement in the Syrian civil war.

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