Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 12
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
As part of the ‘Shield of the Euphrates’ operation, Turkish Air Force carried out 40 strikes on the facilities of the ‘Islamic State’ terrorist group (aka IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) in the Al-Bab town in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff said in a message Jan. 12.
Twenty-two terrorists were neutralized during the 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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