World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the extremist in question was either killed or captured.
Turkish jets hit 40 ISIL targets in Syria’s Al-Bab region, said a Turkish General Staff statement
A total of 160 ISIL targets including shelters, defense points, command and control facilities, and vehicles used by ISIL extremists were destroyed with heavy support from land and air.
Turkish jets destroyed 29 shelters, three headquarters, one weapons depot, three armed vehicles, and four vehicles, including two cars armed as bombs. Three handmade explosives were also neutralized.
Since the beginning of the operation 2,845 handmade explosives and 43 mines have been neutralized under controlled conditions.
Operation Euphrates Shield began in late August to tighten border security, eliminate the extrem threat along Turkish borders, and support opposition forces in Syria. Under the operation, the Free Syrian Army is backed by Turkish artillery and jets.