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Turkey reports killing 47 ISIS militants in Syria in one day

By Rudaw 12/10/2016
A Turkish military helicopter. Photo: Turkish army.
A Turkish military helicopter. Photo: Turkish army.

 

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - At least 47 militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) were killed by Turkish airstrikes in Syria over a 24-hour period, the Turkish military said on Wednesday.


“The Turkish army killed at least 47 Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in northern Syria in the past 24 hours as part of Operation Euphrates Shield,” Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency quoted the military as saying.


Turkey’s military operation in neighboring Syria began in late August. Ankara has been backing its allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the Syrian war.


"The Turkish Air Force carried out airstrikes and launched artillery fire against Daesh positions in several areas of northern Syria including Kafrah, Duvaybik, Wakah and Arshak, destroying 77 targets,” the Turkish General Staff said in a statement reported by Anadolu.


The statement added that during the operation eight FSA soldiers were killed and 22 more wounded. 


Turkish forces did not suffer any casualties, according to the report.


Last week, Turkish and FSA forces reportedly killed 18 ISIS militants in Syria, in fighting in which a Turkish soldier was killed and three others wounded.


Nearly 1,100 square kilometers of northern Syria have been cleared of ISIS since the beginning of Turkey’s military intervention in Syria, according to the Turkish military statement.

Comments

 
GoAndDestroyISIS | 12/10/2016
Go Turks go.. You were late to the party but your contributions are welcome.
Mohamedzzz | 13/10/2016
Biggest bullshit ever.
Nick | 13/10/2016
Turkey with the a++ on two chairs. Hope it doesn't soon fall between them.
Christian | 14/10/2016
Isis is more or less a branch of the Turkish military. This operation has to do with Kurdish pkk/ypg forces , and the Turks fight against them. For the Turks to be fighting Isis in this area would in practical terms mean that they would be fighting along side Kurds!!!? Anyone who knows anything about this conflict knows that this is simply not possible. Turks fighting Kurds under the guise of fighting Isis,while in reality fighting Kurds with the help of Isis- supported by the U.S and NATO. As if that was not enough we have the other side of this madness- Kurds fighting Isis with the expressed support of the U.S and NATO,while at the same time fighting the Turks, but without the support of the U.S and NATO. It's a total disaster,and a rather obvious one at that. Two last factors I would like to mention just to ensure total failure of this Erdogan brain child. Number one is that the Turkish military has just undergone a massive purge, and that means the military won't be functioning optimaly for some time. Number two is that at some point the Syrian state will adress this situation on there border with force. What could possibly go wrong?
koc | 24/10/2016
hey christian pkk is a terrorist orginization in us and eu whose part of whose than. Turkish Army is able to fight in many fronts at once despite the purge of treators. We treat our enemy friendly than the tratiors

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