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Turkish soldier martyred in northwest Syria

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Soldier martyred when explosive device went off during security search in Afrin


A Turkish soldier was martyred when an explosive device went off during a security search in northwestern Syria, the military said Friday. 

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said the soldier was martyred Thursday in Afrin, where Turkey on Jan. 20 launched Operation Olive Branch to remove YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from the area. 

On March 18, Turkish troops and the Free Syrian Army liberated the Afrin district center.

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