Turkey 'most decisive' in anti-ISIL fight: PM Yildirim

Premier says 4,600 ISIL terrorists have been neutralized in Syria and Iraq so far 

Turkey 'most decisive' in anti-ISIL fight: PM Yildirim

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey has been the most decisive country participating in the fight against ISIL, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday.

Speaking at a conference titled "Singapore Lecture" during his official visit to Singapore, Yildirim said Turkey had cleared more than 2,000 square kilometers (772 square miles) of territory from ISIL during Operation Euphrates Shield.

"So far, 3,800 in Syria, 800 in Iraq -- in total 4,600 ISIL terrorists -- have been neutralized. Today, no other country has been more decisive in the fight against ISIL like Turkey," he said.

Operation Euphrates Shield saw Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish military take territory in northern Syria from ISIL between August last year and March.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ağustos 2017, 13:15
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