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65 Daesh terrorists were neutralized in Syria

65 Daesh terrorists were neutralized in Syria

Sixty-five Daesh terrorists were "neutralized" in northern Syria over the last 24 hours as part of Turkey-backed Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish military said Monday.

Turkish authorities use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the terrorists in question were either killed, captured or surrounded. 

 

The Turkish Armed Forces also hit 194 Daesh targets in northern Syria, said a Turkish General Staff statement.

 

Turkish jets hit 14 Daesh targets in Al-Bab and Bzagah regions, including six headquarters, seven shelters and an armed vehicle manufacturing place. 

 

Coalition forces also hit targets in Tadif, Abu Jabbar and Uvayshiah on the 153rd day of the operation.

 

Since the start of the operation, 3,113 handmade explosives and 55 mines have been neutralized under controlled conditions, Turkish military added.

 

Operation Euphrates Shield began in late August to tighten border security, eliminate the terror threat along Turkish borders, and support opposition forces in Syria. The Free Syrian Army is backed by Turkish artillery and jets as a part of the operation.