Four Turkish soldiers martyred on Iraqi border

Baku, April 20, AZERTAC

Four Turkish soldiers were martyred Friday during operations against terrorists in the Turkey-Iraq border area, Anadolu Agency reported.

Six soldiers were also wounded during the operations, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said in a statement early Saturday.

The ministry had initially announced that two soldiers had been martyred but later said that two other soldiers had succumbed to their injuries at a hospital.

The statement said the terrorists came under heavy fire from Turkish air operations and fire support.

It did not specify the name of the terrorist organization, but the Turkish military frequently conducts operations against the PKK terrorist group in the area.

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