Death toll of Turkish soldiers in al-Bab increase to 16

Over 1,000 ISIL extremists killed since beginning of Operation Euphrates Shield, says Turkey's defense minister

Death toll of Turkish soldiers in al-Bab increase to 16

World Bulletin / News Desk

The death toll of Turkish soldiers in Syria's Al-Bab has increased to 16, Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday.

Isik's remarks came during a speech in parliament in Turkey's capital Ankara, where he briefed deputies about ongoing Euphrates Shield Operation in northern Syria.

"Over 1,000 ISIL extremists have been killed since the beginning of the Euphrates Shield operation," said the Turkish defense minister.

Meanwhile, the Turkish General Staff in a written statement said 90 ISIL targets had been destroyed in Al-Bab airstrikes, while 160 extremists were killed during Thursday's clashes.

Operation Euphrates Shield began in late August to improve security, support coalition forces and eliminate the extrem threat along Turkey’s border using Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jets.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Aralık 2016, 16:15
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