General Staff said that Turkey carried out airstrikes against the Daesh extremist group near the northern Syrian city of Al Bab, hitting seven targets.
Turkey carried out airstrikes against the Daesh extremist group near the northern Syrian city of Al Bab, hitting seven Daesh targets, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Friday.
“Turkish Air Force’s airplanes hit seven previously reconnoitered targets near Al Bab in northern Syria and destroyed the buildings controlled by the terrorists,” the statement, obtained by RIA Novosti, reads. Earlier on Friday, Turkey carried out seven other airstrikes in northern Syria, destroying two command posts, three defense positions, one transport vehicle and one weapons depot. Turkey is currently conducting an operation to liberate Al Bab, which serves as a base for Daesh, a terror group outlawed in many countries, including Russia. On August 24, Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a military operation dubbed Euphrates Shield to clear the Syrian border town of Jarabulus and the surrounding area of the Daesh, outlawed in Russia and many other countries. As Jarabulus was retaken, the joint forces of Ankara, the coalition and Syrian rebels continued the offensive southwest. The operation has been widely criticized both by the Syrian Kurds and Damascus, who have accused Ankara of violating Syria’s territorial integrity.