Turkish army: 56 IS terrorists killed in northern Syria

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DUSHANBE--A total of 56 Islamic State (IS, banned in Tajikistan) terrorists have been killed in northern Syria's al-Bab by Turkish forces and the U.S.-led coalition during the last 24 hours, the Turkish military said on Thursday.

According to Xinhua news agency, the Turkish artillery have shelled 90 terrorist targets, destroying hideouts, defense positions, command control centers, weapons and vehicles.

At least 14 positions, including 12 buildings, also have been destroyed by Turkish airstrikes.

Turkish military stated that it had largely established control in the residential areas of al-Bab.

The operation is part of the Turkish-led Operation Euphrates Shield launched in August 2016.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan