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.
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The Turkish Army has also amassed thousands of soldiers on its southern border, possibly regrouping to lead the Tall Abyad offensive. In the past 48 hours, Kurdish guided missiles have destroyed 5 tank, angering Ankara and causing concern in Washington.