Turkish soldier killed on Syrian border: Turkey

Turkish soldier killed on Syrian border: Turkey
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26 November, 2021
The soldier was wounded during an intervention against people trying to illegally cross the border from Turkey to Syria, according to the Defence Ministry.
The soldier was transferred to a hospital in Kilis where he died [Getty]

A Turkish soldier was killed trying to stop people crossing into Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday.

In a statement, the ministry said Infantry Specialist Sergeant Savas Dinc was wounded “during the intervention (against) people trying to cross illegally from Turkey to Syria.” He was transferred to a hospital in Kilis, where he died.

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The Cumhuriyet newspaper reported the 29-year-old was wounded by gunfire.

The Turkey-Syria border is criss-crossed by smuggling routes that were used in recent years by foreign fighters seeking to join Syria’s civil war.