In a written statement issued on February 15, the Turkish General Staff said that at around 09:10 a.m. (06:10 a.m. GMT) on February 15, a bomb-laden vehicle along with around eight to 10 ISIL militants tried to attack a temporary base belonging to the Turkish forces positioned in the south of the northern Syrian town of al-Bab.
"Al Bab has been largely taken under control". Our aim is to prevent the opening of corridors from territories controlled by terrorist organizations to Turkey.
"Turkish forces and allied rebels in the Euphrates Shield campaign entered the western edge of the town and took control of a number of areas", the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Putin expressed condolences to Erdogan over the deaths of Turkish soldiers near Syria's al-Bab, the Kremlin said earlier.
While no major clashes have begun yet, the Turkish Army and their rebel allies have recently stated they plan on continuing their military operations until they seize Raqqa City.
6 dead, dozens injured in powerful quake in southern Philippines
At least 30 aftershocks have rattled the surrounding areas in the hours following the quake, the Institute measured. Several buildings including a state college were heavily damaged and a bridge also collapsed.
8 terrorists were neutralized in Syrian Al-Bab during Daesh vehicle bomb attack to temporary camp of the Free Syrian Army, opposing Assad regime.
Syrians walk past Syrian soldiers as they visit the Aleppo Citadel on January 22, 2016, a month after government forces retook the northern city from foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that Turkey was seeking to create a safe zone inside war-torn Syria.
An unnamed military source said Syrian forces liberated the Hayan oil field in the desert region of Palmyra, located 215 kilometers northeast of the capital, Damascus, on Tuesday, killing scores of terrorists in the process.