Turkish warplanes kill 20 Daesh terrorists in airstrike in northern Syria

Published 11.09.2016 12:05
Updated 11.09.2016 19:51

Turkish warplanes killed 20 Daesh terrorists and destroyed three buildings as well as a vehicle and a motorcycle of the terror group in northern Syria late on Saturday, the Turkish General Staff said on Sunday.

The warplanes bombarded Daesh targets south of Tell al Hawa in northern Syria between 7:38 – 7:44 p.m. local time, the written statement said. The region lies to the east of the town of Al-Rai.

The airstrike that came less than two days before a U.S.-Russia agreement on a ceasefire in Syria takes effect.

Operation Euphrates Shield was launched on Aug. 24 to drive terrorists from the border area and has seen the Free Syrian Army advancing in Daesh-held territory, backed by Turkish air power, tanks and artillery. The operation also aims to contain the expansion of PYD, the Syrian offshoot of PKK terrorist group.

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