DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:35 P.M.) – The Turkish Armed Forces are paying the price for recent air raids in northern Syria as their troops came under heavy fire by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) along the entire border on Wednesday.
With the most heavy clashes erupting in the area between Derbassiye and Senyurt, SDF units fired a number of anti-tank missiles upon Turkish border guards, reportedly destroying two tanks in cross-border attacks.
Meanwhile on the Efrin axis, an additional 2 tanks were destroyed and 1 Turkish technical destroyed. In total, 5 Turkish soldiers are said to have been killed with 6 wounded.
On the other hand, a newly released Turkish military statement said 8 SDF fighters had been neutralized and two more wounded on Wednesday. Furthermore, 4 SDF technicals were immobilized, mostly due to airstrikes.
The escalation comes after the Turkish Air Force killed dozens of Kurdish militants in northern Syria and Iraq yesterday.
Now, Washington is expected to mediate between the warring parties, both of whom are considered close allies of the United States.