68 ISIL 'neutralized' in Syria's Al-Bab: Turkish army

ISIL's military headquarters among a total of 141 targets destroyed by Turkish Armed Forces

68 ISIL 'neutralized' in Syria's Al-Bab: Turkish army

World Bulletin / News Desk

Sixty-eight ISIL terrorists were "neutralized" during the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield in Syria's Al-Bab since Friday night, according to the Turkish military.

According to a statement issued by Turkish General Staff on Saturday, a total of 141 ISIL targets including a military headquarters were destroyed within the Operation Euphrates Shield.

 

The statement said that two FSA fighters were martyred and one other was wounded in clash with ISIL terrorists.

The statement added that a drone and an armed vehicle were also destroyed during the operations.

The Turkish military usually uses the term neutralized to refer to dead or injured or captured terrorists.

The Turkish army supports the Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters to liberate Al-Bab from ISIL, a strategic city for the terrorist group. Saturday marks the 123rd 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 terror threat along Turkey’s border using FSA fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jets.

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.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Aralık 2016, 13:07
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