Turkish Army Kills 23 ISIS Militants in Northern Syria

Ankara, Turkish fighter jets hit 206 ISIS targets in northern Syria, killing 23 militants, the Turkish General Staff said Thursday.

Turkish armed forces have been supporting Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters under the Operation Euphrates Shield, which launched last August to rid the area of the group and ensure peace and safety in the region.

The statement said that Turkish jets hit 19 buildings used by ISIS militants and three bomb-laden vehicles, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported.

The latest air raid also destroyed ISIS positions shelters, arms depots, command and control facilities, weapons, vehicles, and assault positions near the Al-Bab, Bazagah, Tadif, and Kabr Al Mukri areas.

The statement added that since the beginning of the operation, 3,209 handmade explosives and 55 mines were neutralized under controlled conditions.

As of day 156 of the operation, a total of 227 residential areas and 1,875 square kilometers of land have been secured along northern Syria’s Azaz to Jarabulus corridor running parallel to the Turkish frontier, the statement said.

Source: Qatar News Agency