Turkey kills '14 ISIL extremists' in northern Syria

110 ISIL targets destroyed in ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield, according to Turkish military

Turkey kills '14 ISIL extremists' in northern Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish forces killed at least 14 ISIL extremists in northern Syria in the last 24 hours, according to the Turkish military Wednesday.

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said Turkey’s land and air forces hit 110 ISIL targets as part of the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield.

A total of 89 ISIL targets, including shelters, command control facilities, weapons and vehicles had been hit, the statement said.

In addition, Turkish fighter jets carried out 21 airstrikes and destroyed 18 buildings used as shelters, two weapons depots and an armed vehicle, it added.

The Turkey-led Operation Euphrates Shield began on Aug. 24, 2016, to improve security, support coalition forces and eliminate the extrem threat along the Turkish border using Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jets.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Şubat 2017, 11:01