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Twenty-two Daesh terrorists were neutralized in Syria's Al-Bab region within the Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish Armed Forces said Friday.
According to the Turkish General Staff, 51 Daesh targets were hit and 37 buildings, including those used for accommodation, weapon emplacement and defense purposes, 3 armouries and one logistics center were destroyed in the city alone.
The Turkish army supports the Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters to liberate Al-Bab from Daesh, a strategic city for the terrorist group. Friday marks the 122nd day since the city was surrounded in order to liberate it.
The operation is part of the Turkey-led Operation Euphrates Shield which began in late Aug. to improve security, support coalition forces, and eliminate the terror threat along Turkey’s border using FSA fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jets.
On Friday, 2 Daesh militants were killed during the clashes and a "drone" belonging to terrorist PKK/PYD was seized as part of the operation across the whole region.
In addition, 143 Daesh targets in the region were destroyed the same day.
Since the launch of the Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish explosive ordnance disposal teams neutralized 2,208 handmade explosives and 42 mines in areas cleaned from Daesh.
2016.12.23 / 14:12