12 ISIL 'neutralized' in Syria's Al-Bab: Turkish army

140 targets were also destroyed during the Operation Euphrates Shield

12 ISIL 'neutralized' in Syria's Al-Bab: Turkish army

World Bulletin / News Desk

A total of 12 ISIL extremists were "neutralized" in Syria's Al-Bab city during the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield, according to the Turkish military.

Turkish Armed Forces said on Sunday, a total of 140 ISIL targets including a military headquarters were destroyed within the Operation Euphrates Shield.

The army said that two FSA fighters were martyred in clash with ISIL extremists.

The Turkish military usually uses the term neutralized to refer to dead or injured or captured extremists.

The Turkish army supports the Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters to liberate Al-Bab from ISIL, a strategic city for the extremist group. Saturday marks the 123rd day since the city was surrounded in order to liberate it.

The operation is part of the Turkey-led Operation Euphrates Shield which began in late Aug. to improve security, support coalition forces, and eliminate the extrem threat along Turkey’s border using FSA fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jets.

Since the launch of the Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish explosive ordnance disposal teams neutralized 2,261 handmade explosives and 42 mines in areas cleaned from ISIL.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Aralık 2016, 10:55