20 ISIL extremists killed in northern Syria

116 ISIL targets also destroyed as part of Turkish-led Operation Euphrates Shield

20 ISIL extremists killed in northern Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 20 ISIL extremists were killed in northern Syria over the last 24 hours as part of the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield, according to a Turkish General Staff statement early Tuesday.

Turkish jets conducted air operations against 10 ISIL targets including sniper positions and a mortar factory in Al-Bab.

Free Syrian Army (FSA) special task forces with Turkish army support hit 106 ISIL targets in the last 24 hours.

The Turkish army  supports FSA fighters in their fight to liberate Al-Bab from the extremist group. Tuesday marks the 147th day since the city was surrounded in order to liberate it.

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

In total, 43 landmines and 2,941 improvised explosives have been defused since the start of the operation on Aug. 24. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Ocak 2017, 11:46