Turkish-backed FSA Fighters Clears 617 Square Miles of ISIL in N.Syria

Almost 1,600 square kilometers (617 square miles) of land in northern Syria has been cleared of ISIL terrorists in the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield.

In the past three days, Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army forces (FSA) have intensified offensive against the extremist group taking control of five villages in Mare and Manbij districts.

The army forces have also cleared ISIL extremists within eight kilometers of Al-Bab district, in the northeast Aleppo province.

The ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield was launched in late August with an aim rid Syria's northern border area of ISIL extremists.

 Friday marks the 80th day of the operation.

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