Turkish soldier killed by missile attack on border station

Turkish soldier killed by missile attack on border station
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A misile strike left at least one Turkish troop dead near the Syrian-Turkish border after the Turkish military shelled SDF positions in Kobani.

A Turkish soldier was killed and another was injured by a missile strike near the Turkish Syrian border on Sunday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

The attack targeted a military position close to the Kurdish-majority border city of Suruc, some 46 km southwest of Urfa, the Ministry said.

Suruc is located adjacent to the Syrian city of Kobani (Ain al-Arab).

Mezopotamya News Agency put the Turkish fatalities at two, also reporting several injuries. Turkey's Esentepe border station was targeted by the attack, it said.

During the Syrian civil war, Kobani came under the control of the Kurdish-led People's Protection Units (YPG) in 2012. The city is currently within the borders of the territory governed by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).

The deadly missile attack reportedly followed Turkish artillery attacks on the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the village of Zor Maghar, west of Kobani, on Saturday.