Turkish army: 23 ISIS militants killed in northern Syria


Twenty-three Daesh terrorists were killed and 224 targets belonging to the militant group were hit by Turkish army in Al-Bab of northern Syria in last 24 hours, China’s Xinhua news agency reported Turkish General Staff as saying.

According to the Turkish army, 205 positions belonging to the terrorists have been shelled, destroying defence positions, shelters and command facilities, as well as weapons and vehicles.

A total of 19 airstrikes have been carried out in Al-Bab, Bzagah, south Kabbasin and Suflaniyah, destroying at least 13 building, and one vehicle belonging to the terrorist organisation.

A total of 3,014 improvised explosive devices and 43 mines have been destroyed since the beginning of the operation, the military added.

Meanwhile, Special Task Forces of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) continued their operation in the region and seized control of Suflaniyah’s residential areas in northern Syria with airstrikes and shelling.

Coalition air forces also carried out four coordinated airstrikes on Daesh targets in Tadif and Bzagah, which were identified by Turkish military forces supporting FSA fighters.

The Turkish Armed Forces launched the Euphrates Shield Operation last August against both Daesh and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the military wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD).

Turkey regards the YPG and the PYD as terrorist organisations due to their links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Source: bernama.com

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