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No evidence Turkish helicopter was shot down in Syria -- Ankara

ANKARA, Feb 14 (KUNA) -- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Wednesday that there is no evidence a Turkish helicopter was shot down in northwestern Syria's Afrin during the ongoing Operation Olive Branch.
Yildirim made his remarks in a press conference before an official visit to Belarus, adding that an accident crash committee was formed, and "an investigation in the armed forces is underway".
An ATAK helicopter on a mission in Afrin region has crashed, and two members of the Turkish Armed Forces were killed, he added.
In a related context, a total of 1,485 terrorists have been "neutralized" since the launch of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin region, the military said on Wednesday.
On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and (IS) terrorists from Afrin in northwestern Syria.(end) rs.haq