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2 Turkish soldiers ’martyred’ in northern Syria operation, AA

Orient Net 2017-02-08 16:36:00

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Two Turkish soldiers have been killed and 58 ISIS terrorists killed during the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, according to Turkish military Wednesday.

In a written statement, the Turkish General Staff said 15 other soldiers were also slightly injured during clashes with ISIS terrorist organization early Wednesday. The military also offered condolences to families of the martyred soldiers.

The 58 ISIS terrorists were "neutralized" in northern Syria in the last 24 hours as part of the operation, according to the statement to mark the operation’s 169th day.

The Turkish Armed Forces also hit 254 ISIS targets in northern Syria, said the General Staff statement.

Meanwhile, Turkish jets conducted 65 air raids and destroyed 58 buildings, including three tunnel entrances and an armed vehicle in northern Syria. Coalition jets also conducted seven air raids and hit 13 ISIS targets in al-Bab , the statement said.

An operation was launched late Tuesday to take control of al-Bab. As a result of the operation, Free Syrian Army supported by Turkish military has seized strategic hills, the Turkish General Staff statement added.

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