27 Daesh terrorists, including a senior figure, have been killed by the Turkish military as part of Operation Euphrates Shield to clear terrorists off of Turkey’s borders, a statement by the military said on Saturday.
According to the statement, a total of 172 positions belonging to the terrorists were shelled by the military, enabling special operations forces to conduct operations on the ground.
12 buildings belonging used by ammunition depots and headquarters by the terrorists were destroyed in airstrikes carried out by Turkish jets in Suflaniyah, Kabr al-Mukri, Bzagah, Tadif and Abu Jabbar, the statement added.
A senior Daesh terrorist figure Abu Ansari was reportedly killed by Turkish airstrikes in northern Syria, the military noted.
Moreover, three Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters were killed and two others were injured in clashes.
Turkish explosive ordinance disposal teams have neutralized 2,556 handmade explosives and 42 mines in areas cleared of Daesh since the launch of the operation.