Turkey-backed operation in northern Syria targets ISIL

Coalition airstrikes, Free Syrian Army advances against terror group as part of Operation Euphrates Shield

Turkey-backed operation in northern Syria targets ISIL

World Bulletin / News Desk

A coalition airstrike killed a ISIL extremist in northern Syria, the Turkish Armed Forces said Monday.

Aircraft from the U.S.-led anti-ISIL coalition carried out four strikes against the group, destroying an armed vehicle and an anti-aircraft battery, the military said in a statement without giving a timeframe or location for the attacks.

Meanwhile, Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces took control of areas to the east of Al-Rai from ISIL, the Turkish military added.

Turkey launched Operation Euphrates Shield in late August to clear Syria’s northern border area of extremists. The operation has seen the Turkish military support the FSA with special forces, airstrikes, artillery and tanks.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Kasım 2016, 11:42