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

Turkish Armed Forces hit 120 ISIL and two PKK/PYD targets in northern Syria as part of Operation Euphrates Shield on Monday, said the army in a written statement on Tuesday.

Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield was launched in late August to clear Syria's northern border area of extremists. Tuesday marks the 70th day of the operation.

The operation has seen both ISIL and PKK/PYD terror groups targeted by the opposition Free Syrian Army plus Turkish tanks, artillery and aircraft.

The PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the PYD, are both listed as terror groups by Turkey, although the U.S. and EU only view the PKK as a extremist organization.

Twelve Syrian opposition forces were also wounded in clashes against ISIL on Monday in raids in villages in northern Aleppo.

In addition, four handmade explosives were destroyed by bomb-defusing teams.

In total, 33 mines and 1,379 handmade explosives have been defused since the start of the operation.

Last Mod: 01 Kasım 2016, 12:38
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