ANKARA Fifty-six Islamic Condition militants ended up killed by Turkey-backed forces close to the Syrian city of al-Bab and by U.S.-led coalition air strikes in the most up-to-date functions on Wednesday, the Turkish navy reported on Thursday.
Turkish artillery fire also hit 104 Islamic Condition targets, including properties and bombed cars, the military reported in a assertion, reiterating it experienced mainly established handle in the residential locations of al-Bab.
The Islamic Condition stronghold, thirty km (20 miles) from the Turkish border, has been a key target due to the fact Turkey introduced an incursion with Syrian rebels last August to push the jihadists from its frontier and stop gains by a Kurdish militia.
Turkey’s military reported eleven of the jihadists ended up killed in air strikes by coalition forces, when the relaxation ended up killed in artillery fire and clashes all through functions in al-Bab.
(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz Crafting by Tuvan Gumrukcu Modifying by David Dolan)