Le forze armate turche hanno ucciso 48 combattenti dello Stato Islamico (IS) nelle ultime 24 ore nel nord della Siria. Lo ha reso noto lo Stato Maggiore turco. “Le nostre forze aeree hanno eliminato 23 obiettivi terroristici durante gli attacchi aerei vicino Bzaga, Seflaniye, Zammar e gli insediamenti di Amia, incluse 10 posizioni di difesa, 10 rifugi e tre sedi di terroristi“ si legge nella dichiarazione del personale arrivata a RIA Novosti. Sempre secondo lo Stato Maggiore turco, le Forze Armate hanno anche condotto attacchi contro 246 obiettivi.
The Turkish Armed Forces have eliminated 48 Islamic State (IS) militants over the past 24 hours as part of the Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff said on Monday. “Our Air Forces eliminated 23 terrorists’ targets during air strikes near Bzaga, Seflaniye, Zammar and Amia settlements, including 10 defense positions, 10 shelters and three terrorist headquarters,” the statement of the Staff received by RIA Novosti said. According to the Staff, the Armed Forces also conducted artillery and tank strikes against 246 IS targets. On August 24, the Turkish army launched Operation Euphrates Shield against militants of the IS group, which is outlawed in Russia and many other countries. Turkish forces, with assistance from Syrian opposition fighters, took over the city of Jarabulus in northern Syria and are currently conducting its offensive on al-Bab. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the aim of the operation was to clear the region of terrorists and make it a safety zone for refugees. The operation has been widely criticized both by the Syrian Kurds and Damascus, who have accused Ankara of violating Syria’s territorial integrity.