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    The number of Turkish servicemen killed on Wednesday in clashes with Daesh jihadist group in the city of al-Bab in Northern Syria has reached 14, while another 33 were injured, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, it was reported about four killed and 15 injured Turkish servicemen in clashes with jihadists.

    "Unfortunately, another ten servicemen were killed, while 33 injured," the statement obtained by RIA Novosti said.

    On August 24, the Turkish army launched Operation Euphrates Shield against the militants of Daesh, which is outlawed in Russia and many other countries.

    Turkish forces, with assistance from Syrian opposition fighters, occupied the city of Jarabulus in northern Syria and are currently conducting its offensive on the Daesh-held city of al-Bab. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the aim of the operation is to clear the region of terrorists and making it into a safety zone for refugees.


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