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Turkish forces kill nearly 200 ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq. "It was perfect" says Col. Warren

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  1. TurAr

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    Turkish forces kill nearly 200 ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq in retaliation for Istanbul bombing

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish land forces have fired nearly 500 times on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq, killing almost 200 militants in response to a suicide bombing in Istanbul which killed 10 German tourists, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday.

    Turkey will also carry out air strikes against the radical Sunni group if necessary and will maintain its "determined stance" until Islamic State fighters leave its border areas, Davutoglu told a conference of Turkish ambassadors in Ankara.

    The bomber blew himself up on Tuesday among groups of tourists in the historic center of Istanbul. Davutoglu said on Wednesday he was a member of Islamic State who had entered Turkey from Syria as a refugee.

    "After the incident on Tuesday … close to 500 artillery and tank shells were fired on Daesh positions in Syria and Iraq," Davutoglu said, using an Arabic name for Islamic State.

    "Close to 200 Daesh members including so-called regional leaders were neutralized in the last 48 hours. After this, every threat directed at Turkey will be punished in kind," he told the ambassadors' conference.

    Turkey, a member of the NATO military alliance and the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, has repeatedly said it wants to flush Islamic State from a zone in northern Syria just across its border.

    Turkish forces kill nearly 200 ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq in retaliation for Istanbul bombing - Business Insider


    Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesman Colonel Steve Warren on Operation Inherent Resolve

    QUESTION: And also, what’s the role of the Turkish Government in this fight? Because today Turkish prime minister said that 200 ISIS militants will be – are killed as a result of the Turkish artillery shots against ISIL targets. Are they supporting this offense against ISIL target in Manbij pocket?

    COL WARREN: Well, we’ve seen the Turkish fire some artillery to very good effect in the Manbij pocket. We’re continuing to work with the Turks to tighten up our coordination with them on these artillery strikes that they do in that area, but yes, they are targeted.

    QUESTION: So they are not under the umbrella of coalition, these artillery shots?

    COL WARREN: They are, but we still need to work on our coordination.

    QUESTION: What kind of coordination? Can you more – I mean, give some specifics? The targets, or the groups that they are supporting – what kind of coordination are we talking about? If they are --

    COL WARREN: Well, we want to ensure that we know exactly where they’re going to strike before they strike. And this is always the case in any – in any type of a large outfit with as many moving parts as we have in this coalition, that’s going to happen. So we’ve identified is the Turks filling a need, right? There were some weather problems; we were having difficulty providing the type of air power we wanted to provide, and the Turks filled in with artillery fire. So it was perfect. It happened the way it was supposed to happen.

    Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesman Colonel Steve Warren on Operation Inherent Resolve
     
  2. damm1t

    damm1t SENIOR MEMBER

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    I thought ISIS were our oil trade partner so why we kill them? :lol:.. I hope now no one even dares to say Turkey supports ISIS...
     
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    Well done... Very good to hear that 200 Isis psychos are dead... However more is required... We have to destroy their strongholds... Take down Mosul SBD then raqqa and then sirte and watch their precious territory taken.
     
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    Dude dont use logic, post circle jerking threads, slander your opponents and always point to others while you are even worse, that what the folks here like, those are the threads that have 20, 30 or even 100 pages.

    Oh and dont forget to tag your TT buddies to farm positives.
     
  5. Paksanity

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    Good job Turks! They must know there is price to be paid if they attack Turkey and there is only one language they understand.
     
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    Respect for Turkey !!!
     
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    showed the capabilities of the howithzers not only to DAESH.
     
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    viva Kemalist.....
     
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    Rebels advance vs ISIS thanks to Turkish artillery support:

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    Way to go Turkish brothers :tup: kill 'em
     
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    hunting targets from 40 km with howithzers isnt bad i think:)
    Russians must learn from TURKEY if they really fight with daesh.
     
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    good job done, the world needs to be a terrorist free place