Eleven Turkish soldiers were killed and 11 others were wounded in “Operation Olive Branch” carried out by the Turkish army in Syria’s northern Afrin district on Feb. 10, the Turkish Armed Forces announced in separate statements.

Three Turkish soldiers were killed and five soldiers were wounded in Afrin on Feb. 10, an initial military statement said.

A follow-up statement released on the same day said two more Turkish soldiers were killed and four were wounded in the military operations.

Another statement said four soldiers were killed and two more were wounded.

The soldiers were killed in clashes with People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants around a hill near Afrin.

In another development on Saturday, two Turkish soldiers were killed after a military helicopter was downed during the Afrin operation.
President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an warned those who shot down the helicopter will "surely pay a heavy price for it."
Operation Olive Branch was launched by Turkey on Jan. 20 to remove the PKK/PYD/YPG/KCK and ISIS terrorists from Afrin in northwestern Syria.