Turkish Armed Forces wiped out a total of 32 ISIS militants on Friday as part of the Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria.
Turkish forces also hit 21 ISIS targets in the city of al-Bab, the Yeni Safak newspaper reported on Thursday, citing the Turkish military officials. On August 24, the Turkish Armed Forces launched Operation Euphrates Shield against militants of the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL or Daesh in Arabic). The Turkish military, with support from Syrian opposition fighters, occupied the city of Jarablus in northern Syria and are currently conducting its offensive on the city of al-Bab.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the aim of the Turkish military operation is to clear the Middle East of terrorists and make it a safety zone for refugees fleeing Syrian civil war. The operation has been widely criticized both by the Syrian Kurds and Damascus, who have accused official Ankara of violating Syria’s territorial integrity.