Turkey destroys over 10 militant positions in Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 30
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkish armed forces destroyed 12 positions of the “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) militants in Syria, the Turkish General Staff said Aug. 30.
According to the General Staff, the military operations are being held against the IS in Syria.
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 city.
The operation was carried out under the name “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 “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh), the YPG and the PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
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