The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that coalition forces used a drone to strike a bomb-laden vehicle in the Vukuf region at 12:49 p.m. local time (0949 GMT).

The vehicle was destroyed, the statement added.

Operation Euphrates Shield, which was launched on Aug. 24, aims at improving security, supporting coalition forces and eliminating the terror threat along Turkey’s border using Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish armor, artillery and jets.

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011 when the regime of Bashar al-Assad cracked down on pro-democracy protests.

Anadolu Agency