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Turkey hits dozens of terrorist targets in Syria

Turkey hits dozens of terrorist targets in Syria

Turkish Armed Forces strike Daesh, PKK/PYD targets in northern Syria as part of Operation Euphrates Shield

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The Turkish army has hit 92 Daesh and a PKK/PYD target in northern Syria the Turkish military said Thursday.

Thursday's strikes were part of Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield launched in late August to clear the northern Syrian border area of terrorists. It is now in its 79th day.

According to Turkish Armed Forces, Syrian opposition forces gained control of the village Ash Shaykh Alwan of the Al-Rai town Wednesday.

The statement said two Daesh terrorists were "neutralized" and a bomb-laden vehicle annihilated while four opposition fighters were martyred and seven others injured during Wednesday’s clashes.

In total, 36 mines and 1,489 improvised explosives have been defused since the start of the operation.

Turkey-backed opposition forces have also cleared over 1,500 square kilometers (579 square miles) of Daesh terrorists in northern Syria, including 186 residential areas.

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