20 ISIL extremists 'neutralized' in north Syria

Turkish army hits 23 ISIL targets in northern Syria, says General Staff

20 ISIL extremists 'neutralized' in north Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

A total of 20 ISIL extremists were "neutralized" in northern Syria over the last 24 hours as part of Turkish-backed Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish military said Monday. 

Turkish authorities use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the extremists in question were killed, captured, or wounded. 

The Turkish Armed Forces also hit 23 ISIL targets in northern Syria, said a Turkish General Staff statement on the 160th day of the operation.

Turkish jets destroyed two gun positions, 20 buildings, and 76 handmade explosives.

Since the beginning of the operation, Turkish security forces have defused nearly 3,500 handmade explosives and over 55 mines under controlled conditions.

Operation Euphrates Shield began in late August to tighten border security, eliminate the extrem threat along Turkish borders, and support opposition forces in Syria. The Free Syrian Army is backed by Turkish artillery and jets as part of the operation.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Ocak 2017, 10:18