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TURKISH ARMY SAYS 19 DAESH MILITANTS KILLED IN NORTHERN SYRIA

ANKARA, Turkey, 19 Daesh terrorists were killed and 367 targets, belonging to the terrorists were hit, in Al-Bab, northern part of Syria, by military operations in the last 24 hours, Turkish General Staff stated, on Tuesday.

According to the Turkish army, 340 Daesh terrorist targets have been shelled, destroying shelters, defence positions, vehicles and command centres.

Meanwhile, Turkish jets conducted air strikes against 27 terrorist targets, in Bab, Bzagah and Suflaniyah, destroying more shelters, defence positions.

A total of 2,821 improvised explosive devices and 43 mines, have been destroyed by the Turkish Explosive Ordinance disposal teams, since the beginning of the operation, last Aug 24, the military added.

The Turkish Armed Forces launched the Euphrates Shield Operation last Aug, against both the Daesh 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 organisations, due to their links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK