ANKARA (Sputnik) — A total of 36 Daesh militants have been killed in northern Syria over the past 24 hours by the US-led coalition aircraft within Turkey's Euphrates Shield operation, Turkey's General Staff said in statement Thursday.
"Coalition's air forces killed 14 militants, destroyed a vehicle and an IS [Daesh] firing position. A total of 100 IS targets and four positions of the Syrian Kurds' People's Protection Units (YPG) were destroyed by artillery fire. A total of 22 IS militants were killed [within Euphrates Shield operation]. During the fighting, 11 Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters were injured. Turkish military suffered no losses," the statement obtained by RIA Novosti reads.
On August 24, the Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a military operation dubbed Euphrates Shield aimed at freeing the Syrian northern territories from terrorists and creating security zones for accommodation of refugees. After liberating the Syrian border town of Jarablus and the surrounding area of Daesh, outlawed in Russia and many other countries, the Turkish forces continued offensive in the southwest direction.