Monday, May 17, 2021

ISIS claimed it captured Turkish Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks in Syria

During a Turkish troops offensive near Al-Bab in Syria yesterday, ISIS militants not only repelled the attack but also captured Leopard-2A4 main battle tanks.

ISIS captured at least two Turkish Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks in Syria.

Clashes between Turkish-backed Syrian rebels and Islamic State militants intensified around the northern Syrian town of al-Bab on Wednesday, killing 14 Turkish soldiers and 138 jihadists, the army said.

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The fighting, in which 33 Turkish soldiers were also wounded, is some of the deadliest yet in Turkey’s nearly four-month-old “Euphrates Shield” operation in northern Syria.

Earlier ISIS propagandists have released pictures of the strikes on Turkish Leopard-2 main battle tanks in Syria.

German-made Leopard 2A4 tanks operated by the Turkish Armed Forces have been deployed to Syria for the first time since the start of Turkey’s Euphrates Shield incursion.

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