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48 Daesh terrorists killed in northern Syria

23 Daesh targets also destroyed as part of Turkish-led Operation Euphrates Shield

48 Daesh terrorists killed in northern Syria

By Mehmet Tosun


At least 48 Daesh terrorists were killed in northern Syria over the last 24 hours as part of the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield, according to a Turkish General Staff statement early Monday.

Turkish jets conducted air operations against 23 Daesh targets including 10 defensive positions, three headquarters and 10 shelters in Bzagah, Suflaniyah, Zammar and Amiyah.

Free Syrian Army (FSA) special task forces with Turkish army support hit 246 Daesh targets in the last 24 hours destroying shelters, defensive positions, command and control facilities and cars used by Daesh terrorists.

The Turkish army is supporting FSA fighters in liberating Al-Bab, a strategic city for Daesh, from the terrorist group. Monday marks the 139th day since the city was surrounded in order to liberate it.

The operation is part of the Turkish-led Operation Euphrates Shield, which began in late August to improve security, support coalition forces, and eliminate the terror threat along Turkey’s border using Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jets.

In total, 43 landmines and 2,820 improvised explosives have been defused since the start of the operation on Aug. 24.

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