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Turkey hits dozens of Daesh, PKK/PYD targets in Syria

Turkish General Staff says 8 Syrian opposition fighters were martyred and 34 others wounded in latest clashes

28.10.2016
Turkey hits dozens of Daesh, PKK/PYD targets in Syria

Ankara

ANKARA

Turkey hit 127 Daesh and eight PKK/PYD targets as part of Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, the military said on Friday.

The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that eight Syrian opposition fighters were martyred and 34 others were wounded during the latest clashes.

Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield was launched in late August to clear Syria's northern border area of terrorists. It is now in its 66th day.

The operation has seen both Daesh and PKK/PYD terrorist groups targeted by the opposition Free Syrian Army plus Turkish tanks, artillery and aircraft.

The PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the PYD, are both listed as terrorist groups by Turkey although the U.S. and EU only view the PKK as a terrorist organization.

The opposition Free Syrian Army have managed to control around 164 residential districts since the beginning of the operation, the military said.

Two Daesh terrorists were also killed. An armed vehicle and a heavy weapon were destroyed in the Maaret al-Numan region in two airstrikes carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, the Turkish military added.


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