– Turkey hit 162 Daesh and 12 PKK/PYD targets Saturday as part of Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, the military said Sunday, reported Anadolu Agency.
The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that a terrorist was injured in two airstrikes carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces in the Maaret al-Numan region.
Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield was launched in late August to clear Syria’s northern border area of terrorists. It is now in its 68th day.
The operation has seen both Daesh and PKK/PYD terrorist groups targeted by the opposition Free Syrian Army plus Turkish tanks, artillery and aircraft.
The PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the PYD, are both listed as terrorist groups by Turkey although the U.S. and EU only view the PKK as a terrorist organization.
The army added that since the beginning of the operation in late August, 33 mines and 1,369 handmade explosives had been destroyed.
Terrorist killed in southeast Turkey
The terrorists attacked an armored police vehicle at an intersection in the Yenisehir district of Diyarbakir province, injuring two police officers on Sunday, said security sources, who spoke anonymously due to restrictions on talking to media.
Security forces managed to track the fleeing assailants in an apartment, killing one of them. A rocket launcher and a gun were seized in the apartment.
The PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU – resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.
Since then, more than 700 security force members have been martyred and around 8,000 PKK terrorists killed or apprehended.