Turkish military hits almost 100 ISIL targets in Syria

Operation Euphrates Shield enters 65th day

Turkish military hits almost 100 ISIL targets in Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Turkish army hit 94 ISIL and nine PKK/PYD targets in northern Syria early Thursday, the military said.

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 65th day.

Operation Euphrates Shield has seen both ISIL and PKK/PYD extremist 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 extremist groups by Turkey although the U.S. and EU only view the PKK as an extremist organization.

Turkish military sources said opposition forces managed to take control of the Jabal Khirbat al-Kanisah area, northwest of Aleppo.

Two opposition fighters were killed and 16 others were injured.

In a separate incident, an opposition fighter was slightly wounded in a ISIL attack in the Tuways area located northeast of Aleppo, the military added.

The army statement also said 31 mines and almost 1,360 improvised explosive devices had been neutralized in liberated areas since the beginning of Operation Euphrates Shield.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Ekim 2016, 12:30