26 ISIL extremists 'neutralized' in northern Syria

178 targets destroyed over 24 hours of Operation Euphrates Shield

26 ISIL extremists 'neutralized' in northern Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 26 ISIL terrorists were killed, wounded or captured in northern Syria over the 24 hours to Tuesday morning, Turkey’s military said.

Operation Euphrates Shield, in which Turkish forces are backing Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, is currently focused on taking the town of Al-Bab, 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of the Turkish border.

A statement from the Turkish General Staff said 135 ISIL targets, including shelters, headquarters, defensive positions and vehicles were hit by the FSA and Turkish army.

The Turkish Air Force destroyed 42 buildings used by the group and a vehicle carrying a bomb, the statement added.

Euphrates Shield was launched in August to clear the north Syrian border region of terrorists and secure Turkey’s border.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Şubat 2017, 12:06