Turkish Armed Forces casualties in Syria

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During the course of the Syrian Civil War limited fighting at the Syrian-Turkish border and Turkish military intervention have caused casualties in the Turkish Armed Forces.

List of fatalities by operation[edit]

The following is a list of the fatal casualties among the regular Turkish Armed Forces by operation, the fatal casualties among the regular Turkish Armed Forces, in total 199 Turkish Forces servicemen are reported kiled:

Operation Date of operation Number of deaths Enemy
Prior to Operation Euphrates Shield 22 June 2012 – 23 August 2016 17[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] ISIS, YPG & Syrian Armed Forces
Operation Euphrates Shield 24 August 2016 – 29 March 2017 72[10][11] ISIS and YPG
Operation Olive Branch 20 January 2018 – present 93[12][13][14][15][16] YPG
Turkish military operation in Idlib Governorate 7 October 2017 – present 3[17][18][19][20] YPG & Syrian Rebels
Operation Peace Spring 9 October 2019 – present 14[21] Syrian Democratic Forces

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Turkey locates bodies of downed jet pilots". Aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
  2. ^ "ISIL CONNECTION IN ATTACK AGAINST TURKISH SECURITY FORCES". dailysabah.com. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Third Turkish soldier dies after deadly clashes with militants on Syrian border". Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Turkish soldier kills comrades and himself". aljazeera.com.
  5. ^ "Turkish troops enter Syria to relocate historic tomb". Mail Online. London. 22 February 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Jets to Use Turkish Bases in War on ISIS". The New York Times. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Turkish soldier killed in cross-border fire from ISIS territory in Syria".
  8. ^ "Turkish soldier killed in intervention against human smugglers at Syrian border - MIDEAST". Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Islamic State says bus blast killed 50 fighters at Syria-Turkey crossing". 15 August 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017 – via Reuters.
  10. ^ "El Bab'da 2 asker şehit oldu".
  11. ^ Turkish soldier killed during operations in northern Syria
  12. ^ "Turkey neutralizes over 4,500 terrorists in Afrin: Army". Anadolu Agency. 6 July 2018.
  13. ^ "As a response to the killing of 2 soldiers of its forces…Turkey intensifies its shelling and targets by 140 shells, the areas where the Kurdish forces are deployed days after movements by the former on the contact lines".
  14. ^ http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=126695
  15. ^ Turkish soldier killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in Syria: ministry
  16. ^ http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=136684
  17. ^ YPG terrorists attack Turkish military convoy in Idlib with car bomb, kill 1 civilian, injure 2 others
  18. ^ "Turkish soldier killed in attack in Syria's Idlib province".
  19. ^ Turkish soldier killed in northern Latakia after unknown group opens fire near border crossing
  20. ^ Turkish soldier dies in attack on military post in Syria's Idlib
  21. ^ [1]

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