144 SNA fighters killed since Turkey’s Syria Operation Peace Spring launched
Date: 2019-11-06 10:28
At least 144 soldiers of Syrian National Army (SNA) have been killed in attacks by YPG/PKK militants since Turkey launched a military operation in northern Syria last month.
According to the SNA commanders in the field, a total of 557 SNA troops were wounded soldiers during Operation Peace Spring.
The Turkish army and SNA continue security operations to uphold peace in the region.
After the operation was paused, SNA soldiers have been holding the front lines around the northern Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn districts and destroying improvised explosives seized from terrorists.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan honored on the SNA soldiers, saying during his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's meeting on Oct. 30 that SNA soldiers are "mujahids who kill fear and death."
Erdogan said: "They have been martyred with our soldiers while they were trying to save and protect their homes. This solidarity takes us to victory.”