Sunday, October 23, 2016

Operation Euphrates Shield: Turkish forces hit multiple targets in northern Syria

Turkey’s military said Sunday it hit a total of eight Daesh and 51 PKK/PYD targets in northern Syria as part of Operation Euphrates Shield.

According to a briefing by the military, Turkish Special Forces were involved in the operation.

The briefing added that four Turkish warplanes conducted an airstrike in Burj village in northern Syria on Saturday, destroying four buildings used as defensive positions and killing 11 terrorists.

Another operation was aimed at the PKK/PYD in Mare, a town in northwestern Syria.

The operation saw four opposition fighters killed and 20 others injured. Three PKK/PYD terrorists were killed.

Turkey-backed opposition forces have so far cleared over 1,265 square kilometers (486 square miles) of Daesh terrorists in northern Syria, including 155 residential areas.

Operation Euphrates Shield which began on Aug. 24 backed by the Turkish Armed Forces is aimed at bolstering border security, supporting coalition forces and eliminating the threat posed by terrorist organizations in Syria, especially Daesh.

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