In the vicinity of the villages Kavre Kyar and Batmane shot down a Turkish helicopter- He said by phone.
At the same time, the Turkish military has announced the elimination of the 394 fighters of the Kurdish formations and the Islamic State * in Afrin 340 Afrin from the start of the operation "Olive Branch", as well as the destruction of air forces XNUMX.
The Turkish armed forces lost three dead, the 30 military were injured. From the "Free Syrian Army" killed 13 fighters, 24 injured- said in a statement the Turkish General Staff
Military operations continue as planned, added to the General Staff.
Turkey, with 20 in January, conducts the Olive Branch operation in the canton of Afrin in the north of Syria against the Kurdish forces. The militants of the opposition "Syrian Free Army" joined it.
Damascus strongly condemned the Turkish invasion, accusing Ankara of encroaching on the sovereignty of Syria. Moscow called on all parties to show restraint and respect for the country's territorial integrity.
Islamic State * - a terrorist group banned in Russia