Turkish army: 23 IS militants killed in northern Syria

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DUSHNABE, 20.01.2017. /NIAT Khovar/. 23 Islamic State (IS, banned in Tajikistan) terrorists were killed and 224 targets belonging to IS were hit by Turkish army in Al-Bab of northern Syria in last 24 hours, Xinhua news agency reports citing Turkish General Staff.

According to the Turkish army, 205 positions belonging to the terrorists have been shelled, destroying defense positions, shelters and command facilities, as well as weapons and vehicles.

A total of 19 airstrikes have been carried out in Al-Bab, Bzagah, south Kabbasin and Suflaniyah, destroying at least 13 building, 1 vehicle belonging to the terrorist organization.

A total of 3014 improvised explosive devices and 43 mines have been destroyed since the beginning of the operation, the military added.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan