Thirty-one Turkish soldiers have been killed and 143 others wounded, since Ankara launched military operation in northern Syria, last month, Turkish military said, on Monday.

None of the injured is in life-threatening condition now, according to a written statement, issued by Turkish General Staff, on its website.

A total of 1,369 militants of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Democratic Union Party (PYD), and the Daesh, have been “neutralised,” the military said, referring to those killed, but also those captured or wounded.

Since the beginning of the operation, air strikes have also destroyed 627 targets used by the enemy, including shelters, hideouts, ammunition depots and weapons emplacements, the military added.

On Jan 20, Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” to clear YPG militants from Afrin, in north-western Syria.

Turkey considers the YPG to be the Syrian affiliates of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Source: NAM News Network

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Thirty-one Turkish soldiers have been killed and 143 others wounded, since Ankara launched military operation in northern Syria, last month, Turkish military said, on Monday.None of the injured is in life-threatening condition now, according to a written statement, issued by Turkish General Staff, on its website.A total of 1,369...