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Turkish warplanes destroy 3 Daesh terrorist targets in northern Syria

18 September 2016 12:23 (UTC+04:00)
Turkish warplanes destroy 3 Daesh terrorist targets in northern Syria

By Trend

Turkish warplanes destroyed three targets belonging to Daesh terrorists in northern Syria, the military said on Saturday, Daily Sabah reported.

According to military sources, an air operation was conducted Saturday between 11.53 a.m. and 12.26 p.m., which resulted in the destruction of three Daesh targets in Tatimus and Kunah Tira regions.

The Turkish warplanes safely returned to their base at the end of the operation.

The moderate opposition's Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces also managed to take control of the Tatimus and Kunah Tira regions, which lies west of al Rai, a town heavily contested between the FSA and Daesh since March.

The operation in the region has been underway since 1.00 p.m.

Meanwhile, military sources noted that five opposition fighters have been killed and six were injured as a result of improvised explosives in Tatimus region on Friday.

Moreover, the Turkish military hit 67 Daesh targets by 59 t-122 CNRA rocket launchers and 260 howitzers, adding to the 652 targets and 2,728 shells in total since the start of the operation.

Also on Friday, coalition forces killed five Daesh terrorists in three airstrikes, which destroyed five buildings and mortar positions belonging to the terrorists.

The Turkish military launched Operation Euphrates Shield on August 24 to improve security, support coalition forces and eliminate the terror threat along Turkey's border using Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish armor, artillery and jets.

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