Turkish forces reportedly lost over 40 servicemen since start of Afrin Operation

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag announced that the country’s armed forces had lost 42 soldiers since the start of the Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s northern district of Afrin, while 202 servicemen had sustained injuries, local media reported on Tuesday.
The Turkish troops have managed to seize 1,102 square kilometers (425 square miles) of territory belonging to the Syrian-Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), Bozdag said on Monday, according to the Hurriyet Daily News newspaper
On Monday, the Turkish General Staff announced that another Turkish officer was killed during the operation on March 12, while one more was injured.

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