Turkish army says 19 IS militants killed in northern Syria

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19 Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed and 367 targets belonging to terrorists were hit in Al-Bab of northern Syria by military operations in last 24 hours, Turkish General Staff stated on Tuesday.

According to the Turkish army, 340 IS terrorist targets have been shelled, destroying shelters, defense positions, vehicles and command centers.

Meanwhile, Turkish jets conducted airstrikes against 27 terrorist targets in Bab, Bzagah and Suflaniyah, destroying more shelters, defense positions.

A total of 2,821 improvised explosive devices and 43 mines have been destroyed by the Turkish Explosive Ordinance disposal teams since the beginning of the operation on last Aug.24, the military added.

The Turkish Armed Forces launched the Euphrates Shield Operation last August against both IS and the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), the military wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD).

Turkey regards the YPG and the PYD as terrorist organizations due to their links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

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