[UPDATE] 4 soldiers killed, 13 injured in ISIL attack in Syria’s al-Bab

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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

Four Turkish soldiers were killed and 13 others were injured in an attack perpetrated by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists in Syria’s al-Bab region, according to a statement from the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) on Wednesday.

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.

The number of Turkish soldiers killed during Operation Euphrates Shield has neared 60 with the latest losses.

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