65 ISIL extremists 'neutralized' in north Syria

Turkish army hits 194 ISIL targets in northern Syria, says General Staff

65 ISIL extremists 'neutralized' in north Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

Sixty-five ISIL extremists were "neutralized" in northern Syria over the last 24 hours as part of Turkey-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 either killed, captured or surrounded.

The Turkish Armed Forces also hit 194 ISIL targets in northern Syria, said a Turkish General Staff statement.

Turkish jets hit 14 ISIL targets in Al-Bab and Bzagah regions, including six headquarters, seven shelters and an armed vehicle manufacturing place.

Coalition forces also hit targets in Tadif, Abu Jabbar and Uvayshiah on the 153rd day of the operation.

Since the start of the operation, 3,113 handmade explosives and 55 mines have been neutralized under controlled conditions, Turkish military added.

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 a part of the operation.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Ocak 2017, 11:27