Turkey announces clearing Syrian area of extremists

Military says Free Syrian Army clears 10 villages Monday

Turkey announces clearing Syrian area of extremists

World Bulletin / News Desk

An area of 400 square kilometers (154 square miles) have been cleared of extremists in northern Syria since the launch of Operation Euphrates Shield operation on Aug. 24, the Turkish military said Monday.

The Free Syrian Army (FSA), supported by Turkish and coalition forces, liberated 10 villages Monday, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement.

Earlier Turkish army said it had hit 20 extremist targets with artillery fire in northern Syria over the last 24 hours. It said 61 rounds all struck accurately as the military took “all necessary measures” to prevent civilian casualties.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Ağustos 2016, 13:52
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