Another soldier dies, bringing fatalities to 45 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

One more Turkish soldier wounded in an Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attack in Syria’s al-Bab region died on Saturday, increasing the number of troops killed during Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield to 45.
As part of Operation Euphrates Shield, Turkey sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels drive ISIL from the border city of Jarabulus in late August, in a dramatic escalation of its involvement in the Syrian civil war.

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