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Turkey army takes strategic Syrian heights, kills 58 terrorists

8 February 2017 17:00 (UTC+04:00)
Turkey army takes strategic Syrian heights, kills 58 terrorists

By Trend

Special Forces of the Turkish army have captured strategic heights in the city of Al-Bab in northern Syria, Turkey’s General Staff has said.

During the Feb. 7 fighting as part of the Euphrates Shield Operation the Turkish army inflicted strikes on 254 facilities of the “Islamic State” (aka IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) terrorist group and neutralized 58 terrorists.

Turkey’s media also reported about the Turkish servicemen wounded during the fighting, but their number is not disclosed.

On Aug. 24, 2016, the Turkish Air Force, with the support of the coalition aircraft, launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo.

The operation was dubbed the Euphrates Shield.

Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives.

Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The IS, YPG and PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.

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