World Bulletin / News Desk
According to the Turkish General Staff, 51 ISIL targets were hit and 37 buildings, including those used for accommodation, weapon emplacement and defense purposes, 3 armouries and one logistics center were destroyed in the city alone.
The Turkish army supports the Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters to liberate Al-Bab from ISIL, a strategic city for the extremist group. Friday marks the 122nd 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.
On Friday, 2 ISIL militants were killed during the clashes and a "drone" belonging to extremist PKK/PYD was seized as part of the operation across the whole region.
In addition, 143 ISIL targets in the region were destroyed the same day.
Since the launch of the Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish explosive ordnance disposal teams neutralized 2,208 handmade explosives and 42 mines in areas cleaned from ISIL.