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Turkish Troops Kill Daesh Military Commander in North Syria

Sputnik News

12:38 30.12.2016

The Turkish Air Force has killed a military commander of Daesh terrorist group in an airstrike conducted in the northern part of Syria, the Turkish General Staff said in a Friday statement.

ANKARA (Sputnik) – The statement added that Daesh had exploded a car in Syria's town of Dabiq that had been liberated from Daesh by the Turkish Armed Forces.

"According to the information received from reliable sources, on Thursday the aerial operation of our Air Force has resulted in the death of one of the major Daesh military commanders in Syria Ebu Husen Tunusi, who has been sent from [Daesh-occupied Syria's] Raqqa to Al Bab," the statement obtained by RIA Novosti said.

On August 24, Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a military operation dubbed the Euphrates Shield to clear the Syrian border town of Jarabulus and the surrounding area of Daesh. As Jarabulus was retaken, the offensive continued southwest.

The operation has been widely criticized by both the Syrian Kurds and the country's legitimate government, who have accused Turkey of violating Syria's territorial integrity.


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