The Turkish army said about “neutralizing” 68 ISIS militants in Syria

The Turkish army with the help of aviation and allies among the Syrian rebels “neutralized” 68 militants of the “Islamic state” in al-Bab in the North of the country. About it reports Reuters with reference to the Turkish army.

The military reported that they were able to “neutralize” fighters and hit more than 140 ISIS positions in the city. However, the Turkish army is the only source of information about the situation in the area, to obtain independent verification of the statements by the military have not yet succeeded.

Turkey from August 2016 holds in Syria the operation “shield of the Euphrates”, in cooperation with the Free Syrian army.

It was initially reported that the operation against the jihadists of ISIS, but in November, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the purpose of the “Shield of the Euphrates” – the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

As previously reported, under Syrian Aleppo has resumed airstrikes.