ANKARA (Reuters) – An aid worker from Turkey’s Red Crescent was killed and a further was wounded right after masked assailants attacked the group’s auto in the vicinity of the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, the aid company said in a statement on Monday.
It stated the assault took put amongst al-Bab and the Turkish border city of Cobanbey, in spite of the auto getting a Kizilay, or Pink Crescent, emblem on its roof.
“With the aid of our state, I consider the attackers will be captured soon,” Kizilay Chairman Kerem Kinik said.
Turkey has seized swathes of northern Syria in 4 cross-border offensives because 2016 to travel again Islamic State and the Syrian Kurdish YPG, which Ankara deems a terrorist team. In 2017, Syrian rebels backed by Turkey seized al-Bab as part of Ankara’s “Operation Euphrates Shield”.
“Every evaluate from the floor and air is staying taken to capture the terrorists, who stooped to attacking an aid team that is untouchable below worldwide legislation,” Turkey’s Defence Ministry mentioned.