"Three of our brothers in arms died as martyrs after mortar fire from northern Iraq by terrorists", the ministry said, in reference to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) group.
The statement added that air-supported operations in the area are ongoing.
Moscow signaled Sunday it would expand military operations around Idlib to face the probable creation of forces that plan to launch attacks on the city of Hama.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK has been responsible for the deaths of almost 40,000 people, including many women and children. Security sources later reported five additional militant deaths.
Turkey's military launched an operation in the region to find the militants, the defense ministry said in a statement, during which two Turkish soldiers were killed.
State news agency SANA quoted an unnamed Syrian military official as saying that insurgents are preparing to launch an offensive on government-held areas, warning that such an attack "would mark the beginning of their end".
According to Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay cited by Reuters, Ankara and Moscow are reviewing deployment of troops to the Syrian region of Tel Rifaat, an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, most of whom are fighting as part of the Syrian Democratic Forces backed by a US-led coalition.
The regime has intensified air strikes against these areas in recent months, despite a September deal between government ally Russian Federation and rebel backer Turkey that is meant to protect Idlib from a massive regime offensive. It also shelled YPG positions in the Tal Rifaat region earlier this year, saying this was in response to YPG fire.
Turkey, which has always been one of the main backers of rebel groups fighting against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, has conducted patrols with Russian Federation, one of Assad's main allies, in northern areas under agreements reached past year.
The deeper the team gets in the postseason, the more likely it becomes that Cousins will return. "I don't know the reality of it". After dispatching the Clippers in six games, the Warriors hold a 2-1 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Conference semifinals.
Selon les derniers chiffres de l'ONU, plus de sept femmes sont victimes d'un homicide chaque jour au Mexique. Inconnue en France, Fatimih Davila était pourtant une star des podiums et une Miss reconnue dans son pays .
Per Nadler's latest ultimatum , Barr and the Department of Justice had until Monday morning to comply with the demands. Barr's failure to comply "has hindered the Committee's constitutional, oversight and legislative functions", it adds.
Got stuff thrown around in the house and the power is now cut off", he wrote to Twitter with a video of his home during the quake. Staff at Bulolo's Pine Lodge hotel said there was very minor damage from objects falling off tables, but nothing more serious.
Il a beaucoup de qualités, mais s'il fait une erreur il paiera. "On réglera ça en interne", a-t-il annoncé. Mattia Destro a ensuite réduit l'écart pour Bologne (72e), avant l'expulsion de Lucas Paqueta (74e).
Avant, au pic de la crise, de parler d'une "mode des suicides", expression pour laquelle il avait dû présenter des excuses. Il y retrouvera Louis-Pierre Wenes, ex-numéro 2, et Olivier Barberot, ex-responsable des ressources humaines.
Like our Game of Thrones coverage? So it stands to reason that the white coffee cup with its sleeve does not belong in this scene. But some netizens also wonder if the coffee cup was inserted deliberately, to whip up further publicity for the show.
Les municipales d'Istanbul auront à nouveau lieu — Turquie
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'Over the moon': Meghan and Prince Harry welcome baby boy
Supposedly, Meghan made sure to stand by her sister in law after the betrayal, showing her support during a very hard situation. Prince Harry said on Monday he expected to introduce the newborn "as a family" to the nation "in probably two days time".
Barcelona prepares £70m move for Arsenal’s Lacazette
This season he has managed to score 18 goals and give 10 assists in which which have aroused Barcelona's interest. It does not help either that Lacazette shares the same agent as Eric Abidal, the Barcelona director of football.
Celebrities react to Baby Sussex
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