Two Turkish soldiers killed in attack near Syria border: Ministry

Turkish and American armored vehicles patrol as they conduct joint ground patrol near the town of Tal Abyad, northeastern Syria, on October 4. (AP)

Two Turkish soldiers were killed in southern Turkey in a mortar attack near a military base in the town of Akcakale on the Syrian border, Turkey’s defense ministry said on Thursday, adding that Turkey had retaliated.

The attack took place on Wednesday and targeted a base across from the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, which Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies seized in a military operation against the Kurdish-led YPG militia last month, the defense ministry said.

Turkish forces had immediately opened retaliatory fire towards the source of the attack, a ministry statement said, and operations in the region continued.

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