Five Turkish soldiers killed in Sur amid ongoing clashes

AMED (KDN) – Five Turkish soldiers were killed by Kurdish forces on Feb. 1 in Amed’s district of Sur, amid ongoing military operations targeting Kurdish towns and cities in the region.

The Turkish General Staff said Feb. 1 that three soldiers and two police officers were heavily wounded during clashes with Kurdish forces in Sur, a district in the Kurdish province of Diyarbakır, and that three of the wounded soldiers succumbed to their injuries in hospital.

Two more soldiers and a police officer were also hospitalized due to injuries sustained during the operation.

Meanwhile, three Turkish security officers, including a soldier and two police officers, were killed on Jan. 31 in clashes with the Kurdish youth movement in the besieged Cizre district of Şırnak province.

In a statement, Kurdish forces claimed that more than a dozen Turkish soldiers were killed during ongoing clashes in central Sur district of Amed.