Turkish jets hit Daesh targets in north Syria

Military sources say 3 terrorist targets destroyed: weapons depot, shelter, and local HQ

 Turkish fighter jets destroyed three Daesh targets in northern Syria late Sunday, according to military sources, reported Anadolu Agency on Monday.

A weapons depot, a shelter, and the terrorist organization’s purported headquarters in Syria’s Baragitah/Sandarah regions were destroyed, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking with the media.

The fighter jets returned their bases safely, the sources added.

Operation Euphrates Shield, which was launched on Aug. 24, aims at improving security, supporting coalition forces and eliminating the terror threat along Turkey’s border using Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish armor, artillery and jets.

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011 when the regime of Bashar al-Assad cracked down on pro-democracy protests.

In the same context, the Turkish military said on Saturday 67 Daesh targets were hit and five terrorists “neutralized” in northern Syria as part of Operation Euphrates Shield.

According to a statement issued by the Turkish General Staff on Saturday, the targets were hit with 260 howitzer missiles and 59 multiple rockets in the region between Azaz and al-Rai.

Saturday’s statement said U.S. special forces had supported coalition forces in the operation in Azaz.

The Turkish military said coalition forces conducted three air operations against Daesh targets in the Baragidah, Tatimus and Kara Kuz regions, destroying five buildings.

Turkey said a total of 652 targets have been hit since the operation — which aims to drive Daesh out of the region to the south of Turkey’s border — was launched on Aug. 24.