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The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS= has announced that it kidnapped two soldiers in Syria’s Al-Bab province, and the Turkish Armed Forces said “contact has been lost with two soldiers”.
ISIS’ Amaq News Agency reported last night at around 7:45 p.m. that an offensive was launched against TSK troop in Al Bab’s Ed Dana village and two soldiers captured alive.
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Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar informed Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım of the contact loss with the two soldiers.
Al-Bab and Raqqa allegation
The two kidnapped soldiers were first taken to Al Bab, then to ISIS’ de facto capital city of Syria’s Raqqa, according to a report by Hikmet Durgun from Sputnik.
In its latest statement about Euphrates Shield Operation, the TSK said two ISIS shelter places in regions of Bzagah and Zarzur were destroyed in airstrikes launched by the Turkish Air Force jets.
Soldier Serter Taş is being kept by ISIS
ISIS had kidnapped 22-year-old soldier Serter Taş at Kilis border on September 30, 2015.
Taş is still being kept in an ISIS prison in Syria’s Raqqa. (AS/TK)