Turkish Air Force hits IS headquarters in Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 15
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Turkey’s Air Force has destroyed two headquarters of the “Islamic State” (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorist group in Syria as part of the Shield of the Euphrates operation, said a message posted on the website of the Turkish Air Force.
Supporting an attack of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the Turkish Air Force also destroyed 80 IS positions.
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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