World Bulletin / News Desk
Also, 119 ISIL targets, including the extrem group’s shelters, headquarters, defense positions and vehicles had been hit by Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters with Turkish army’s support during the same time period, the statement said.
Turkish Air force also hit 21 ISIL targets in Syria’s Al-Bab and Bzagah regions, including control points, shelters, headquarters and vehicles used by the extremists.
The Turkish army is supporting FSA fighters in liberating Al-Bab, a strategic city for ISIL, from the extremist group. Friday marks the 136th day since the city was surrounded in order to liberate it.
The statement also said 43 mines and 2,757 improvised explosives had been defused since the start of the operation on Aug. 24.
The Turkey-led Operation Euphrates Shield began in late August to improve security, support coalition forces, and eliminate the extrem threat along the Turkish border using FSA fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jets.