3 Turkish servicemen wounded during operation in Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 18
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Three Turkish servicemen were wounded during the Shield of Euphrates operation in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff said in a message Nov. 18.
Turkey Armed Forces destroyed 80 positions of the ‘Islamic State’ (aka IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) terrorist group and one position of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) during the operation on Nov. 17.
One member of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) was killed and other 18 were wounded during hostilities.
In general, the FSA has established control over 212 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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