Operation Euphrates Shield update: Day 55, 6 terrorists killed
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULOct 18, 2016 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Oct 18, 2016 12:00 am
On the 55th day of Operation Euphrates Shield, which was launched on Aug. 24 by the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), 70 Daesh targets were hit with howitzer fire and multiple rocket launchers and six Daesh terrorists were killed.
According to a statement released by the TSK, the Turkish military hit 70 Daesh targets with howitzer fire and multiple rocket launchers as well as with tanks.
In addition, coalition forces launched two airstrikes against Daesh targets, killing six militants and destroying a Daesh position. The statement added that the Turkish military destroyed two landmines and six handmade explosives.
Nine FSA fighters were killed and 24 were wounded in clashes with Daesh terrorists, the statement further said.
The Free Syrian Army members took control of the town of Dabiq from the terrorist organization Daesh on Sunday.
After losing Dabiq, Daesh launched a missile attack against Turkey, but Turkish forces managed to intercept the attack and secured the border area between the Turkish province of Kilis and Gaziantep's Karkamis district, the army said.
Dabiq, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of Aleppo and around 10 kilometers (6 miles) south of Syria's border with Turkey has a symbolic importance for Daesh, as the group believes it will be the site of an end-times battle with non-Muslims. Dabiq is also the name of one of Daesh's online magazines.