Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 21
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Turkey’s Armed Forces have destroyed 40 positions of the “Islamic State” (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorist group and six positions of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria as part of the Shield of the Euphrates operation, said a message posted on the website of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces.
As a result of bomb attacks, IS militants were forced to retreat from their positions, losing opportunities for tactical maneuver in the northern Syrian city of Al-Bab.
Three militants of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were killed during operations Oct. 20, according to the message.
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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