- Title: One Turkish soldier killed, six wounded in northern Syria
- Date: 7th December 2016
- Summary: KILIS, TURKEY (DECEMBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS) MILITARY HELICOPTER CARRYING WOUNDED SOLDIERS FLYING MEDICS PUTTING WOUNDED SOLDIER INTO AMBULANCE HELICOPTER ON GROUND AMBULANCES PARKED NEAR TARMAC / ONLOOKERS AMBULANCE HELICOPTER TAKING OFF GAZIANTEP, TURKEY (DECEMBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF THE HOSPITAL ENTRANCE
- Embargoed: 22nd December 2016 15:13
- Keywords: Turkey Syria conflict car bomb casualties wounded hospital
- Location: KILIS, GAZIANTEP, TURKEY
- City: KILIS, GAZIANTEP, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Reuters ID: LVA0015BVY9MV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:At least one Turkish soldier was killed and six wounded in a car bomb attack in Islamic State controlled al-Bab, northern Syria on Wednesday morning (December 7), the military said.
Media reports had earlier said two soldiers were killed in the attack.
Military and hospital officials said the wounded soldiers were transported to hospitals in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep.
Separately on Wednesday (December 7) Turkish warplanes pounded 12 Islamic State targets in the al-Bab region of northern Syria killing at least 23 militants, the military said.
The air strikes were launched as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels besiege Islamic State controlled al-Bab, part of the three-month-old Euphrates Shield operation to push the jihadists and a Kurdish militia away from Turkey's border.
The advance, by largely Turkmen and Arab rebels backed by Turkey, towards al-Bab, the last urban stronghold of Islamic State in the northern Aleppo countryside, potentially pits them against both Kurdish fighters and Syrian government forces.
Last month an air strike, which Turkey's military initially assessed to have been carried out by the Syrian air force, killed three Turkish soldiers in the region. Moscow has said neither Russian nor Syrian armed forces carried out the attack.
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