January 4, 2017
Following the horrific New Year’s Day attack on an Istanbul nightclub which left 39 people dead (which ISIS claimed responsibility for), Turkish jets have carried out a number of airstrikes against suspected ISIS group positions in Syria. Aerial footage released today showed more than 100 suspected militant targets had been hit by Turkey and Russia in separate operations.
Russia began hitting ISIL positions near al-Bab last week after Ankara and Moscow jointly brokered a cease-fire between the regime and opposition groups. Russian support came after Turkey criticized the U.S.-led international coalition for not backing its military offensive against ISIL.
As TVNZ reports, Turkish jets struck eight IS group targets, while tanks and artillery fired upon 103 targets near Al Bab, Anadolu quoted a senior military official as saying.
At least 22 suspected militants were killed and many structures destroyed, the agency added.
This article was posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 6:48 am