A total of 30 Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed in Turkish military operations in al-Bab of northern Syria in the last 24 hours, the Turkish General Staff said on Tuesday.

The army shelled 207 targets belonging to the terrorists, destroying hideouts, defense positions, command centers, weapons and vehicles, it said in a statement.

A total of 3,550 improvised explosive devices and 55 mines have been destroyed since last August, when Turkey launched Euphrates Shield Operation against both the IS and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the military wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD).

Turkey regards the YPG and the PYD as terrorist organizations due to their links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh


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