The assault Wednesday near the town of Gorgadji also left 14 soldiers and three militia volunteers dead, the communications ministry said.
Telegram has also been used by jihadists, and Russian watchdogs have asked for ban on the app after the founder refused to hand over its encryption keys.
Ankara last month launched a military operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in the western enclave of Afrin in northern Syria.
Rockets fired by Syrian regime forces killed at least 13 civilians in the besieged rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus
Here is a chronology of major attacks involving jihadist perpetrators on US soil.
President Donald Trump will dispatch his top diplomatic and military advisors to Pakistan in the coming weeks, turning up the heat on a nuclear-armed ally accused of harboring terror groups.
Global terrorists hiding in Pakistan are making an easy foray into country's mainstream politics.
Egyptian forces hit a jihadist training camp today in retaliation for an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians that killed at least 28 people.