Turkish military says another soldier killed in Syria

(37), who were driving the pick-up truck, were reportedly detained by the police.

At least seven Turkish servicemen were killed on Saturday during the operation in Syria's northern district of Afrin, the Turkish General Staff said.

"Religious, cultural, historical and archaeological sites, as well as public facilities, have not been chosen as targets by the Turkish Armed Forces since the very beginning of this operation", the Turkish military said in a statement posted on its Twitter account Wednesday.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced earlier that a military helicopter was "downed" in the Afrin operation.

"These reports are extremely troubling and make a mockery of the so-called "de-escalation zones" meant to protect civilians from such bombardment", said the commission's chair Paulo Pinheiro in a statement, referring to to reduce violence in opposition-held areas including Idlib and Eastern Ghouta.

Two major offensives in northern Syria - one by the Turkish army and the other by the Syrian regime - are threatening to derail alliances and provide ISIS and other jihadist groups with fresh opportunities.

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Among the dead were two soldiers killed on Saturday when a helicopter went down. Russian Federation has been one of President Bashar Assad's strongest supporters, intervening in 2015 to tip the balance of power in his favor.

But Washington believes the two countries share fundamental underlying interests including Syria's stability, the defeat of IS, and countering the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which both Ankara and the West consider terrorists.

"To the end of a quick conquest, Ankara resumes its campaign of airstrikes", he said, pointing out the asymmetrical aspect of Turkey's undeclared war on the Syrian Kurds with hi-tech, advanced military hardware the former was using. Diplomacy is making no progress toward ending a war, now approaching its eighth year, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and forced half the pre-war Syrian population of 23 million from their homes.

The Observatory said government forces opened a corridor for Islamic State fighters to leave parts of Hama and Aleppo provinces, where they were under siege, and head for rebel-held Idlib province.

Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians, including women and children.

The Pentagon said coalition advisers had been with SDF forces when the base was attacked 8 kilometers east of the Euphrates River deconfliction line in Deir al-Zor Province. She added that around 60,000 had been displaced.

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