ANKARA (Sputnik) — The Turkish Armed Forces, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the US-led coalition forces killed 47 Daesh militants over the past day in the Euphrates Shield operation in Syria's north, Turkey's General Staff said Wednesday.
"Our armed forces destroyed 77 Daesh targets with Firtina [Storm] howitzers, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and mortars and killed 19 militants. A total of 22 FSA fighters were killed and eight injured during the fighting. The coalition's air forces killed 28 militants and destroyed 3 buildings under their control and a vehicle during nine aerial operations," Turkey’s General Staff said in a statement, obtained by RIA Novosti.
The Euphrates Shield operation was launched by Turkey on August 24. Its aim is to eliminate the threat posed by Daesh terrorists, outlawed in Russia and many other countries worldwide, in the Syrian border town of Jarablus and the surrounding area.