Turkey hits dozens of extremist targets in Syria

Turkish Armed Forces strike ISIL, PKK/PYD targets in northern Syria as part of Operation Euphrates Shield

Turkey hits dozens of extremist targets in Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Turkish army has hit 92 ISIL and a PKK/PYD target in northern Syria the Turkish military said Thursday.

Thursday's strikes were part of Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield launched in late August to clear the northern Syrian border area of extremists. It is now in its 79th day.

According to Turkish Armed Forces, Syrian opposition forces gained control of the village Ash Shaykh Alwan of the Al-Rai town Wednesday.

The statement said two ISIL extremists were "neutralized" and a bomb-laden vehicle annihilated while four opposition fighters were martyred and seven others injured during Wednesday’s clashes.

In total, 36 mines and 1,489 improvised explosives have been defused since the start of the operation.

Turkey-backed opposition forces have also cleared over 1,500 square kilometers (579 square miles) of ISIL extremists in northern Syria, including 186 residential areas.

Last Mod: 10 Kasım 2016, 12:02
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