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12 Daesh 'neutralized' in Syria's Al-Bab: Turkish army

140 targets were also destroyed during the Operation Euphrates Shield

25.12.2016
12 Daesh 'neutralized' in Syria's Al-Bab: Turkish army

By Ertugrul Subasi

ANKARA

A total of 12 Daesh terrorists were "neutralized" in Syria's Al-Bab city during the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield, according to the Turkish military.

Turkish Armed Forces said on Sunday, a total of 140 Daesh targets including a military headquarters were destroyed within the Operation Euphrates Shield.

The army said that two FSA fighters were martyred in clash with Daesh terrorists.

The Turkish military usually uses the term neutralized to refer to dead or injured or captured terrorists.

The Turkish army supports the Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters to liberate Al-Bab from Daesh, a strategic city for the terrorist group. Saturday marks the 123rd day since the city was surrounded in order to liberate it.

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

Since the launch of the Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish explosive ordnance disposal teams neutralized 2,261 handmade explosives and 42 mines in areas cleaned from Daesh.

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