Turkey 'neutralizes' 20 PKK/PYD, ISIL extremists

Military says it struck 94 targets on Friday

Turkey 'neutralizes' 20 PKK/PYD, ISIL extremists

World Bulletin / News Desk

Twenty extremists have been killed in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff said Saturday.

In a statement, the military said 12 PKK/PYD and eight ISIL extremists had been “neutralized” in the region on Friday. It did not give an exact location but the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has been fighting around Al-Bab and Al-Rai to the northeast of Aleppo. Two opposition fighters were wounded.

Turkish artillery also struck 88 ISIL and six PKK/PYD targets, the statement added.

As part of Operation Euphrates Shield launched on Aug. 24, Turkey has supported FSA troops with special forces, artillery, tanks and airstrikes in a bid to rid the border area of extremists.

Last Mod: 19 Kasım 2016, 11:50
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