Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 15
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) has attacked Syria’s Dabiq city with the support of the Turkish Armed Forces as part of the Shield of the Euphrates operation, the Turkish Haber 7 newspaper reported Oct. 15.
The report says that about 1,200 militants of the “Islamic State” (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorist group stationed in the Dabiq city.
On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force, with the support of the coalition aircraft, launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo.
The operation was dubbed the Shield of the Euphrates.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives.
Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The IS, YPG and PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
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