Sunday, 9 October 2016

Turkey strikes about 100 targets in Syria killing many militants

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Turkish artillery fire hit more than 100 targets in northern Syria, as airstrikes and clashes killing 38 militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) over 24 hours, Turkish media reports said Sunday.

Rudaw learnt that the onslaught “marked an escalation in attacks” on ISIS since Turkish forces and its allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched the so-called Operation Euphrates Shield across the border in Syria in August, Turkey’s official Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

“In a statement, the Turkish Armed Forces said 102 targets had been hit by fire from Firtina howitzers, rocket launchers, mortars and tanks,” AA reported. .

“Fourteen terrorists were killed in fighting with the FSA as they attempted to enter the opposition-controlled villages of Akhtarin and Turkmen Bareh, 3 kilometers (2 miles) east of Dabiq,” the military said, according to AA.

“A further 17 Daesh (ISIS) fighters were killed in coalition airstrikes in the same area, also on Saturday,” the report said. “On Sunday, Turkish airstrikes killed seven Daesh and destroyed five buildings around the Baraghedeh area.


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