Over 300 terrorists killed in northern Syria - Turkish defense minister
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 11
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
As many as 342 terrorists were killed in northern Syria, Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar said, Trend reports referring to Turkish media Oct. 11.
Akar noted that the anti-terrorist operations in northern Syria are being held successfully and continue according to plan.
“Turkey will triumphantly complete military operations in northern Syria,” the Turkish minister added.
On Oct. 9, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of a new military operation in Syria.
“A new anti-terrorist operation entitled ‘Peace Spring’ is being conducted in northern Syria,” Erdogan added.
The president stressed that Turkey will completely destroy the hotbeds of terrorism in northern Syria.
On Oct. 7, Erdogan said that in anticipation of the beginning of new military operations by the Turkish Armed Forces in northern Syria, the US servicemen began to leave the region.
On Oct. 1, Erdogan noted that Turkey will have to create the safety zone in northern Syria alone.
Turkey and the US came to an agreement on the creation of a safety zone in northern Syria on August 7.
On Jan. 20, 2018, Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.
On Aug. 24, 2016, the Turkish Armed Forces launched the Operation Euphrates Shield against the "Islamic State", and with the support of the Syrian opposition liberated Jarablus border town, as well as Al-Bab in northern Syria.
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