51 ISIL extremists 'neutralized' in northern Syria

Turkish army strikes 244 targets over 24 hours, General Staff says

51 ISIL extremists 'neutralized' in northern Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

Fifty-one ISIL extremists were killed, wounded or captured over the last 24 hours in northern Syria, the Turkish military said Thursday.

The General Staff statement did not give a precise location for where the militants were “neutralized” but Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish forces have been concentrating on taking the ISIL-held town of Al-Bab, 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of Aleppo.

As part of Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish army hit 244 ISIL targets, including command facilities, defensive placements, shelters, vehicles and weapons.

Meanwhile, Turkish jets hit 85 targets, including 10 bomb-laden vehicles, in Al-Bab and the surrounding area over the same period.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Şubat 2017, 11:48