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    Over 500 Square Miles in Syria Freed From Daesh - Turkish General Staff

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    The opposition Free Syrian Army backed by the Turkish army freed 845 square kilometers (500 square miles) of the Syrian territory from Daesh terrorists within the Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish General Staff said Monday in a press release.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — On August 24, Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a military operation dubbed Euphrates Shield to clear Jarabulus and the surrounding area of Daesh.

    "The total area taken under control by us in the north of Syria, is 845 square kilometers. Today, the Coalition Air Force held  wo air operations against Daesh, destroying mortar unit and arms storage," the press release read.

     

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