Turkish sergeant kidnapped in Syria border

A Turkish sergeant was kidnapped in Syria border two days ago, Turkish media claims

Turkish sergeant kidnapped in Syria border

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Turkish sergeant who was serving in the Syrian border patrol, went beyond borders and disappeared when chasing smugglers, Turkish media reports. He is assumed to be kidnapped by ISIL but local officials also point out the possibility of smugglers and Syrian Kurdish forces PYD over kidnapping claims.

According to the Turkish daily Haberturk, the incident happened in Kilis province's Yavuzlu village on the border. A group of smugglers was detected around the mined area and as soldiers pursue smugglers, a sergeant who had served as the commander of the troops, passed the Syrian side of the border in pursuit of the group.

As he did not come back, it was assumed the sergeant was kidnapped and the army alarted.

Local officials points ISIL for the kidnapping, but smugglers and Syrian Kurdish forces PYD also blamed by some.

Last Mod: 03 Ocak 2015, 13:20
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