Turkish Armed Forces casualties in Syria

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A Turkish military intervention in Syria started on 24 August 2016, code-named by Turkey as Operation Euphrates Shield, an ongoing cross-border operation by the Turkish military and allied groups in the Syrian Civil War. Operations were ongoing in the region between the Euphrates river to the east and the rebel-held area around Azaz to the west. The Turkish military and Turkey-backed Syrian rebel groups, some of which use the Free Syrian Army (FSA) label, have been fighting against forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as well as against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) since 24 August 2016. A new phase of the Turkish intervention started in January 2018, in the Afrin region of Syria, code-named by Turkey as Operation Olive Branch (Turkish: Zeytin Dalı Harekâtı). It's an offensive against the Kurdish Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD), its armed wing People's Protection Units (YPG),[33] and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

List of fatalities[edit]

The following is a list of the fatal casualties among the regular Turkish Armed Forces:

Date of death Number of deaths Branch Cause of death Killed by Location of death
28 August 2016 1 Turkish Land Forces Hostile fire SDF Aleppo Governorate, south of the town of Jarabulus [1]
6 September 2016 3 Turkish Land Forces Hostile fire ISIS Aleppo Governorate, Tel el-Hawa[2]
20 September 2016 2 Turkish Land Forces Explosion ISIS Aleppo Governorate[3]
5 October 2016 1 Turkish Land Forces Hostile fire ISIS Aleppo Governorate, Ziyara
24 November 2016 3 Turkish Special Operations Forces Suicide attack ISIS Aleppo Governorate, north of al-Bab
21 December 2016 12 Turkish Land Forces Various hostilities ISIS Aleppo Governorate, al-Bab[4]
20 January 2017 5 Turkish Land Forces Suicide Car Bomb ISIS Aleppo Governorate, al-Bab[5]
29 January 2017 1 Turkish Land Forces Various hostilities ISIS Al Ghuz region, al-Bab[6]
8 February 2017 2 Turkish Land Forces Various hostilities ISIS Al Bab, al-Bab[7]
8 February 2017 3 Turkish Land Forces Aerial bombing Russia Al Bab, al-Bab[8]
12 February 2017 1 Turkish Land Forces Various hostilities ISIS Al Bab, al-Bab[9]
22 January 2018 1 Turkish Land Forces Various hostilities YPG Afrin [10]
23 January 2018 2 Turkish Land Forces Various hostilities YPG Afrin [11]
27 January 2018 2 Turkish Land Forces Various hostilities YPG Afrin [12]
3 February 2018 8 Turkish Land Forces Various hostilities YPG Afrin [13]
4 February 2018 2 Turkish Land Forces Various hostilities YPG Afrin [14]
5 February 2018 2 Turkish Land Forces Various hostilities YPG Afrin [15]
7 February 2018 2 Turkish Land Forces Various hostilities YPG Afrin [16]
9 February 2018 1 Turkish Land Forces Hostilities YPG Afrin [17]
10 February 2018 12 Turkish Land Forces Various hostilities YPG Afrin [18]
11 February 2018 1 Turkish Land Forces Hostilities YPG Afrin [19]
25 February 2018 1 Turkish Land Forces Hostilities YPG Afrin [20]
1 March 2018 8 Turkish Land Forces Hostilities YPG Afrin [21]
27 March 2018 2 Turkish Land Forces Hostilities YPG Afrin [22]
30 April 2019 1 Turkish Land Forces Hostilities YPG Afrin [23]

List of fatalities by operation[edit]

The following is a list of the fatal casualties among the regular Turkish Armed Forces by operation:

Operation Date of operation Number of deaths Enemy
Operation Euphrates Shield 24 August 2016 – 29 March 2017 71[24] ISIS and YPG
Operation Olive Branch 20 January 2018 – present 88[25][26] YPG

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3761425/Turkish-army-Kurd-backed-forces-clash-north-Syria.html
  2. ^ http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/deputy-pm-confirms-4-turkish-soldiers-martyred-in-syria/642738
  3. ^ http://news.trust.org/item/20160920091739-a4rah/
  4. ^ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/12/turkish-troops-killed-clashes-isil-syria-161221204418681.html
  5. ^ "Turkish soldiers killed, 9 injured in Daesh attack in al-Bab". Daily Sabah.
  6. ^ "Turkish soldiers killed, 9 injured in Daesh attack in al-Bab".
  7. ^ "Turkish soldiers killed, 9 injured in Daesh attack in al-Bab".
  8. ^ "Turkish soldiers killed, 9 injured in Daesh attack in al-Bab".
  9. ^ "Erdogan: Turkish army will press on to ISIL-held Raqqa".
  10. ^ "Turkish military says 1 Turkish soldier martyred on third day of Olive Branch Operation in Syria's Afrin".
  11. ^ The Latest: Second Turkish soldier killed in Syria operation
    Martyr Mehmet Muratdağı, tomorrow will be given to the soil
  12. ^ "Turkey says 2 soldiers killed in Afrin push".
  13. ^ "Son dakika haberi... Afrin harekatında 8 şehit".
  14. ^ "TSK'dan son dakika açıklaması: 2 şehit 5 yaralı".
  15. ^ Afrin şehitleri Şahin Kaya ve Ahmet Aktepe defnedildi
  16. ^ "Son dakika: Afrin'den acı haber: İki şehit".
  17. ^ "One Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Afrin: Military".
  18. ^ "TSK'dan peş peşe Afrin açıklamaları: Şehitler ve yaralılar var".
    e-Amyna
  19. ^ "One Turkish soldier killed, military death toll hits 31 since Afrin operation".
  20. ^ "Four PKK militants 'neutralized' in Iraq's north, Turkish military says".
  21. ^ "Son dakika... Genelkurmay acı haberi açıkladı: 8 asker şehit, 13 asker yaralı".
  22. ^ "Turkey says kills 11 Kurdish militants, two Turkish soldiers killed".
  23. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/turkish-soldier-killed-by-ypg-in-northern-syria-defense-ministry-idUSKCN1S616A
  24. ^ "El Bab'da 2 asker şehit oldu".
  25. ^ "Turkey neutralizes over 4,500 terrorists in Afrin: Army". Anadolu Agency. 6 July 2018.
  26. ^ "As a response to the killing of 2 soldiers of its forces…Turkey intensifies its shelling and targets by 140 shells, the areas where the Kurdish forces are deployed days after movements by the former on the contact lines".