Two Turkish soldiers were killed when their helicopter was shot down in the area of Afrin in the North-West of Syria. This was announced by the Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim. The responsibility assumed, the Kurdish Movement, the democratic Union.
«This happens in war. We lost a chopper, but they will pay for it» — said, commenting on the message, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Recall: January 20, Turkey sent troops to Syria, launched «operation Olive branch», It was stated Stripping Afrin and Manuja from Kurdish militias. However, in three weeks of fighting significant progress has not been achieved.
The operation also threatens to lead to a military clash of the two most numerous armies of the block of NATO – American and Turkish. Turkey demanded that the US withdraw its troops from Manuja, USA rejected the ultimatum, continuing to support the Kurds.