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Turkey Destroys Total of 262 Targets During Syria Military Operation

Sputnik News

20:42 01.09.2016

The Turkish army has hit 262 targets since its Euphrates Shield military operation began in northern Syria nine days ago, the Turkish General Staff said Thursday.

ANKARA (Sputnik) – A total of four targets were destroyed by 14 strikes on Thursday, bringing up the strike count to 1,125, according to a statement issued by the Turkish military.

The statement was vague on whether the assets belonged to Daesh jihadist group or local Kurdish forces. Ankara considers Syrian Kurds' YPG militia an ally of the domestically-outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

On August 24, Turkey announced that its troops launched an operation to clear a northern Syrian city of Jarabulus of Daesh militants with air support from the US-led coalition. Syrian Kurds and Damascus both accused Ankara of violating the country's territorial integrity.


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