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Turkey: Syria operations strike 67 Daesh targets

Military says 5 Daesh terrorists 'neutralized' as part of Operation Euphrates Shield

17.09.2016
Turkey: Syria operations strike 67 Daesh targets

By Zehra Aydin

ANKARA

The Turkish military said 67 Daesh targets were hit and five terrorists “neutralized” Saturday in northern Syria as part of Operation Euphrates Shield.

According to a statement issued by the Turkish General Staff on Saturday, the targets were hit with 260 howitzer missiles and 59 multiple rockets in the region between Azaz and al-Rai.

Saturday's statement said U.S. special forces had supported coalition forces in the operation in Azaz.

The Turkish military said coalition forces conducted three air operations against Daesh targets in the Baragidah, Tatimus and Kara Kuz regions, destroying five buildings.

Turkey said a total of 652 targets have been hit since the operation -- which aims to drive Daesh out of the region to the south of Turkey’s border -- was launched on Aug. 24.

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