Turkish air force destroys 92 IS positions
Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 10
By Ahmet Ismukhan – Trend:
Turkish Air Force destroyed 92 positions of the “Islamic State” (aka IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) terrorist group as part of the Shield of Euphrates operation in Syria, the General Staff of Turkey said in a message Nov. 10.
Meanwhile, several military facilities of units of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) were also destroyed.
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.