MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A total of four air raids were conducted on Wednesday, according to the document.
"On January 18, combat drones of the coalition forces [the United States] carried out 4 aerial operations against IS [Daesh]. The same day, at 3:30 p. m. Moscow time [12:30 GMT] UK Tornado jet fighters that are part of the coalition forces attacked and destroyed IS targets in Bzagah region. It was the first aerial operation of the coalition forces with use of combat airplanes after a long break," the Wednesday statement said.
On December 29, 2016, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the United States did not provide any air support to Turkey’s military in the Euphrates Shield operation.
The operation has been widely criticized both by the Syrian Kurds and Damascus, who have accused Ankara of violating Syria's territorial integrity.
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