Turkish official sources confirm SOHR report on the death of a Turkish soldier near Turkey-Syria border • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Turkish official sources confirm SOHR report on the death of a Turkish soldier near Turkey-Syria border

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activists have reported that Turkish official sources have confirmed the report circulated by SOHR this morning, as a statement was issued by the governor office of the Turkish city of Mardin, confirming the death of a Turkish soldier and the injury of three others in a gunfire, which caused the overturn of their military vehicle on the Turkey-Syria border.

 

SOHR activists had reported an exchange of fire in the early hours of Wednesday at the Turkish-Syrian border in western al-Derbasyah countryside between Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma” on one side and the internal security forces (Asayish) on the other after several persons attempted to cross into the Turkish lands from the Syrian side. Trading fire continued for few minutes and then it was renewed aging amid information about death of a Turkish solider after his military vehicle has broken and crashed into a wall during the exchange of shooting and he was expected to be wounded in the shooting.

 

On June 14, SOHR activists reported that a group of civilians, including women and kids, entered Turkey territory illegally this afternoon from al-Khazara village on al-Wasel road between Amouda and Derbasiyah cities in north-east Syria region on the Syria- Turkey border.

 

Activists reported that border guards of Syria Democratic Forces fired warning shots to stop these civilians, while attempting to cross the border, which resulting in the injury of two civilians before they managed to reach Turkish territory. Meanwhile, the Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma” responded to the fire coming from Syrian territory.