2 Syrians die in Turkey hospital post ISIL Syria clash

The 2 people are among 9 Syrians who received treatment in Turkey after they got injured in clashes with ISIL in Syria

2 Syrians die in Turkey hospital post ISIL Syria clash

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two out of the nine Syrians injured during clashes between the Free Syrian Army and ISIL extremist group in northern Syria succumbed to their wounds at a state hospital in Turkey’s southern Kilis province Sunday, according to a hospital source.

The clashes took place in rural areas of Cobanbey town, located 60 kilometers (37.3 miles) from Jarabulus city in Syria’s Aleppo.

The injured Syrians had been sent to the Kilis State Hospital for treatment.

Turkey launched Operation Euphrates Shield on Aug. 24 to drive ISIL out of the border region. The mission has seen Turkish air power, tanks, artillery, and troops support the Free Syrian Army across northern Syria.

The operation is in line with the country’s right to self-defense borne out of international treaties and a mandate given to Turkey’s armed forces by its parliament in 2014, which was extended for another year in September 2015.

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests -- which erupted as part of the Arab Spring uprisings -- with unexpected ferocity. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Ekim 2016, 09:19