World Bulletin / News Desk
A total of 23 ISIL terrorists, including planners for the group, were “neutralized” in the Syria's north during the ongoing Turkish-led Operation Euphrates Shield, according to the Turkish military.
The Turkish Armed Forces said on Saturday that Turkish jets destroyed 12 ISIL targets, along with 12 ISIL terrorists.
Other 11 terrorists were neutralized in ground clashes, the military said.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorist in question was either killed or captured.
Since the launch of Operation Euphrates Shield, around 1,300 ISIL and 306 PKK/PYD terrorists have been “neutralized.”
Turkish explosive ordnance disposal teams have neutralized 2,423 handmade explosives and 42 mines in areas cleared of ISIL since the beginning of Operation Euphrates Shield.