Turkey’s defense ministry has announced the death of a Turkish soldier in Idlib, the last rebel-held territory in northwest Syria.
In a statement Wednesday, the ministry said the soldier was wounded in an explosion and died later in a hospital. It said the explosion took place in an area about 250 meters south of a road patrolled by Turkish forces. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear.
At least 66 Turkish soldiers have been killed in Idlib this year.
Turkey and Russia brokered a cease-fire in March to halt a three-month Syrian government offensive aimed at capturing the province.