Turkish Air Force hits IS positions in Syria’s Al-Bab
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
As part of the Shield of Euphrates operation in Syria, Turkish Air Force carried out strikes on terrorist positions in Syrian city of Al-Bab, which is considered as one of the strongholds of the “Islamic State” (aka IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) terrorist group, said a message posted on the website of the Turkish General Staff Nov. 14.
Ten defensive positions of the IS, command centers and ammunition storages were destroyed.
Meanwhile, 52 members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were wounded during FSA’s attacks.
In general, the FSA has established control over 202 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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