Turkish air strikes destroy four targets in northern Syria: military
Orhan Coskun, Reuters, Sep 9 2016
Turkish air strikes destroyed four stationary targets in northern Syria on Friday, the military said in a statement, as it continues attacks against militants in the region. Turkey last month launched an operation it calls Euphrates Shield, its first major incursion into Syria since the start of the five-year-old civil war, aimed at clearing Islamic State militants and Syrian Kurdish fighters from its borders.
Daesh attack on Turkish tank kills 3 soldiers in northern Syria
Daily Sabah, Sep 9 2016
ISTANBUL – Three Turkish soldiers were killed and another was injured on Friday when Daesh militants targeted a Turkish tank in the Tel al-Hawa region of northern Syria, the Turkish military said in a statement. The FSA fighters, who are backed by Turkish forces, also took back the Tel Ali region from Daesh terrorists as part of Operation Euphrates Shield, the statement added. Meanwhile, Turkish fighter jets also destroyed four Daesh quarters in Tel Ali, Tel al-Hawa, Wukuf, and Qafer Ghan regions and killed one terrorist. Over 486 Daesh targets have reportedly been hit over 2,125 times since the beginning of the operation. 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 FSA fighters backed by Turkish armor, artillery, and jets.