At least 15 Daesh terrorists were neutralized in northern Syria as part of the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield, according to the Turkish military.
In addition, 278 Daesh targets, including the terror group's shelters, headquarters, defense positions and vehicles, were hit by Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters with Turkish support, a said Turkish General Staff statement on Thursday said.
Operation Euphrates Shield, led by Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces backed by Turkish artillery and jets, was launched to eliminate the terror threat along the Turkish border and improve security.
The military said 229 residential areas and 1,910 square kilometers of land had been secured along northern Syria's Azaz-Jarabulus corridor that runs parallel to the Turkish border.
FSA in street battle with Daesh in al-Bab, Syria
Street clashes occurred between Daesh terrorists and Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters in al-Bab, Syria, which has been the latest stage of Operation Euphrates Shield. The Turkish operation began on Aug. 24, 2016, to clear terrorist elements from northern Syria. An FSA commander, Abu Ali, said they are facing difficulties in the clashes due to explosive-laden vehicles and the mines that Daesh has placed throughout the city. 178 Daesh targets destroyed in Euphrates Shield Op "Despite the difficulties, we continue to proceed and the clashes in the city center continue. We took the control of strategic Sheikh Akil Hill," he said. As part of the continuing operation, FSA and Turkish forces are now in control of 40 percentage of the Daesh-held town. Daesh militants came under heavy Turkish artillery fire and have started to retreat toward Tedef, a town just southeast of al-Bab. Operation continues for 177 days Meanwhile, at least 17 Daesh terrorists were neutralized in northern Syria early on Wednesday as part of the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield, according to the Turkish military. In addition, FSA fighters with Turkish military support hit 194 Daesh targets, including the terrorist group's shelters, headquarters, defense positions and vehicles. The Turkish Air Force also destroyed 30 targets, it added.Turkey-Saudi cooperation 'essential' to fight Daesh Earlier on same day, a car bomb attack took place near a temporary base in southern al-Bab. FSA fighters patrolling the base's outskirts took fire from terrorists. Eight Daesh members wearing suicide vests who arrived at the scene on foot were killed and seven FSA fighters were killed by two terrorists who blew up the vehicle. Thursday marks the 177th day of the operation, which was launched in late August to improve security, support coalition forces and eliminate the threat of terror along the Turkish-Syrian border.17 Daesh terrorists neutralized in Operation Euphates Shield
178 Daesh targets destroyed in Euphrates Shield Op
The Turkish military destroyed 178 Daesh targets and neutralized 26 Daesh terrorists in northern Syria in the past 24 hours as part of the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield, the military said on Tuesday. Heavy artillery fire destroyed 135 targets, including shelters, defense positions, command control centers and a weapons depot, according to the statement. Fighter jets destroyed 43 targets, including 41 buildings used as shelters, one bomb-laden vehicle and one command control center. The Turkish military, aided by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), has captured 40 per cent of al-Bab, which has been the focus of the Operation Euphrates Shield since early December.Turkish soldier martyred in al-Bab The operation marks its 175th day on Tuesday, Feb. 14. More than 3,000 terrorists have been neutralized since the launch of the operation, and more than 3,000 handmade explosives and 66 mines have been neutralized under controlled conditions. The operation was launched in late August to improve security, support coalition forces and eliminate the threat of terror along the Turkish-Syrian border. Operation Euphrates Shield has cleared a total of 229 residential areas and 1,910 square kilometers of land along northern Syria's Azaz-Jarabulus corridor, which runs parallel the Turkish border.FSA controls 40 pct of Syria’s al-Bab center Turkey schooling 483,000 refugee children says minister PYD digging in outside Manbij 30 Daesh terrorists killed in Syria: Turkish military