A Turkish soldier was martyred Sunday in a military vehicle accident in northern Syria, according to the Turkish National Defense Ministry.

The soldier was injured Saturdayin an area in northern Syria where Turkey launched an anti-terror operation. He could not be saved despite medical efforts, the ministry said in a statement.

Underlining the accident deeply saddened all Turks, the ministry offered condolences to the martyr’s family and to the Turkish nation.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring on Oct. 9 to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria, east of the Euphrates River to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return

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