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Terror attack martyrs Turkish soldier in northern Syria

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A Turkish soldier was martyred and one other injured in a terrorist attack in northern Syria, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

Turkish soldier was martyred in a mortar attack by the terrorists in the area where Turkey has conducted Operation Olive Branch to liberate Afrin, northwestern Syria,from YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists, a statement by the ministry read.

Under the right of self-defense, Turkish security forces retaliated the terrorist attack with shelling, the statement noted.

"We offer our condolences to martyr's family, Turkish Armed Forces, and our nation," the statement said.

The statement also wished speedy recovery for the injured soldier.

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