Turkish forces shell 21 extremists targets in Syria

Artillery hits targets in and around Jarabulus, close to Turkey's southern border

Turkish forces shell 21 extremists targets in Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s armed forces say they have shelled 21 extremist targets in Jarabulus, northern Syria as part of Operation Euphrates Shield.

Since Monday 4.30 p.m. local time [1330GMT] Turkish artillery shelled 21 extremist positions in and around Jarabulus, using Firtina howitzers, the military said on Tuesday.

Operation Euphrates Shield, which was launched on Wednesday, is aimed at improving security, supporting coalition forces and eliminating the extrem threat along Turkey’s border through Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish armor, artillery and jets.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Ağustos 2016, 11:23
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