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One Turkish soldier killed, 5 lightly wounded in clashes in Syria

One Turkish soldier was killed and five more were lightly wounded in clashes with Islamic State militants in northern Syria.

world Updated: Nov 25, 2016 14:04 IST
Turkish soldier killed

One Turkish soldier was killed and five more were lightly wounded in clashes with Islamic State militants in northern Syria.(AFP File Photo)

One Turkish soldier was killed and five more were lightly wounded in clashes with Islamic State militants in northern Syria, the Turkish military said on Friday.

In addition, four Turkey-backed rebels were also killed and 25 injured in the clashes over the last 24 hours, the military said in a statement.

On Thursday, three Turkish soldiers were killed in what the military said was a suspected Syrian air strike, the first such deaths at the hands of Syrian government forces since Ankara launched a cross-border incursion into Syria in August. Turkey said it would retaliate against the attacks.