2 opposition fighters killed in north Syria clashes

Free Syrian Army backed by Turkish military to clear ISIL from border region

2 opposition fighters killed in north Syria clashes

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Syrian opposition fighters have been killed and eight others injured in fighting in northern Syria, the Turkish military said Thursday.

The Turkish Armed Forces issued a statement that said the fighters, who are backed by Turkey, were killed Wednesday but did not specify where the fighting took place. However, Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces have been fighting ISIL around Al-Bab, 38 kilometers (24 miles) northeast of Aleppo.

The military added that 60 ISIL and three PKK/PYD targets were hit in airstrikes, including shelters, defensive positions, command centers, guns and vehicles. Again, it did not give a location.

Under Operation Euphrates Shield, launched on Aug. 24 in a bid to clear extremist groups from Syria’s northern border region, Turkish air power, artillery, armor and special forces have backed the FSA.

Nearly 1,720 square kilometers (664 square miles) of land has been cleared of ISIL as part of the operation.

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