Turkey shelling positions of militants in Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 23
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkish Armed Forces are bombing positions of militants of the “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) terrorist organization and Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, Huriiyet newspaper reported Aug. 23.
Twelve rocket attacks were carried out on IS positions, 20 – on PYD positions.
Earlier, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey will continue fight against terrorist organizations in Syria and will cleanse its borders from militants.
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 “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) is the most active terrorist group in Syria.
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