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Presidential spokesman Kalin says Operation Euphrates Shield continues with determination according to plan.
Axar.az informs, a total area of 1,800 square kilometers (694 square miles) has been cleared of Daesh in northern Syria as part of Operation Euphrates Shield, Turkey’s presidential spokesman said Thursday.
Speaking at a press conference at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, Ibrahim Kalin stated that Operation Euphrates Shield continues determinedly as planned. "It is very important to act very carefully in [the northwestern city of] al-Bab especially due to the large Daesh terrorist organization [munitions] stock there," he said.
"So far, about 1,800 square kilometers (694 square miles), from Jarabulus to Azaz, and south to Azaz, and up to the al-Bab region has been completely cleared of terrorists," Kalin added. Operation Euphrates Shield began on Aug. 24 to rid Syria's northern border area of terrorists.
2016.12.08 / 21:44