Turkish F-16 Jets Hit 9 ISIL Hideouts in Al-Bab, Northern Syria

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Turkish military warplanes hit nine ISIL hideouts as part of the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, military said on Wednesday.

According to a statement by Turkish General Staff, its F-16 jets carried out airstrikes in Al-Bab city of Aleppo province between 9.12 p.m. (1812GMT) and 9.54 p.m. (1854GMT) on Tuesday.

Four ISIL hideouts, three headquarters and a tank were completely destroyed in the air assaults.

Operation Euphrates Shield began in late August to rid Syria's northern border area of extremists. So far, over 215 residential areas, including more than 1,800 square kilometers (694 square miles) of land in northern Syria have been cleared of ISIL extremists.

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