The Largest Security-Cleared Career Network for Defense and Intelligence Jobs - JOIN NOW

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Turkish Army Destroys 82 Daesh Targets in Northern Syria

Sputnik News

15:25 08.10.2016

A total of 119 settlements in Syria were cleared of terrorists during the Turkish military operation, according to the statement of Turkey's General Staff.

ANKARA (Sputnik) – The Turkish forces destroyed a total of 82 targets of the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) jihadist group and cleared 119 settlements of terrorists since the start of the Operation Euphrates Shield, Turkey's General Staff said in a statement on Saturday.

"Our armed forces fired 212 shots from Firtina howitzers, 20 shots from multiple missile launchers and 36 shots from mortars, 82 IS targets were destroyed," the statement said.

A total of 119 settlements in Syria were cleared of terrorists during the Turkish military operation, the General Staff added.

The Turkish military launched an operation to clear the Syrian border town of Jarabulus and the surrounding area of the Daesh, outlawed in Russia and multiple other countries, on August 24 prompting accusations of invasion from Damascus and Syrian Kurds.

Sputnik



NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list


One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger - by Matthew Yglesias