Turkish tank hit by rocket, 3 soldiers injured in Syria's Jarablus

Published 30.08.2016 20:02
Updated 05.09.2016 11:56

One Turkish tank was hit by terrorists with a rocket near the Sajur River located on the west of the northern Syrian town of Jarablus, injuring three soldiers, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement Tuesday.

Injured soldiers were brought back to Turkey for treatment, and transferred to Gaziantep city center.

It is not clear which group carried out the attack, as Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) elements have been clashing with both Daesh and the PKK's Syrian wing YPG in the region.

The terrorists who carried out this attack destroyed along with their vehicles, the statement said.

Following the attack, Turkish jets also conducted airstikes in in village of Kulliyah in northern Syria, destroying terrorist targets.

The Sajour River was earlier marked as a temporary ceasefire line between the FSA and YPG.

YPG terrorists attacked two Turkish tanks Saturday with Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missiles, killing one soldier and injuring three others, marking the first casualties in the Euphrates Shield operation launched by Turkey and theanti-Daesh coalition to remove threats from Turkey's borders.

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