Syria: Turkey hits 93 IS targets

Turkish Armed Forces hit 93 Islamic State targets including shelters and command-and-control centers in Syria on Monday, according to a statement released Tuesday.

Turkey’s military confirmed that one Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighter was injured in fighting on Monday.

FSA special task force soldiers, backed by Turkey, continued land-based attacks to control east and west of Al-Bab city.

The moves are part of Operation Euphrates Shield which began in late August to rid Syria’s northern border area of terrorists. Tuesday marks the 91st day of the operation.

Over 215 residential areas, including more than 1,800 square kilometers (694 square miles), of land in northern Syria have been cleared of IS terrorists as part of Operation Euphrates Shield so far.

The army statement on Tuesday also said a total of 40 mines and 1,673 improvised explosives had been defused since the start of the operation on Aug. 24.


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