Turkish armed forces hit terrorist positions in Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 31
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Turkey’s Armed Forces carried out strikes on 99 positions of the “Islamic State” (aka IS, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorist group and four positions of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria as part of the Shield of the Euphrates operation, General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces said in a message posted on its website Oct. 31.
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) has established control over settlements in Tel al-Hawa and Salve.
Six FSA militants were killed and 18 others were wounded during the recent operations.
In general, the FSA has established control over 167 settlements in Syria since the beginning of the Shield of Euphrates operation.
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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