One more soldier killed, 3 others injured in ISIL attack in Syria

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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 was killed and three 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 Sunday.

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 reached 72 with the latest loss.

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