Turkish jets destroy ISIL targets in Syria's Al-Bab

Military says airstrikes hit ammunition dump, control centers as ground forces attack Al-Bab

Turkish jets destroy ISIL targets in Syria's Al-Bab

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish military jets hit 15 ISIL extremist targets in Syria’s Al-Bab region as part of Operation Euphrates Shield, the military said Monday.

According to a statement by the Turkish Armed Forces, Sunday’s airstrikes destroyed two control centers, an ammunition dump and 10 defensive positions. No aircraft from the international anti-ISIL coalition were involved, the statement added.

The strikes were in support of a fresh attack to capture Al-Bab, which lies around 35 kilometers (22 miles) northeast of Aleppo city center. The Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) took control of seven villages.

Nine FSA fighters were killed during clashes and 52 others injured. Four Turkish soldiers were wounded by improvised explosive devices, the statement said.

Almost 1,600 square kilometers (617 square miles) of land in northern Syria has been cleared of ISIL extremists since Euphrates Shield was launched on Aug. 24.

Separately, 10 PKK/PYD were killed in artillery strikes over 24 hours as they attempted to seize control of the Tal Jijan area, the statement said.

Last Mod: 14 Kasım 2016, 12:14
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