Monday, December 26, 2016

IS Kills at Least 30 Civilians Fleeing from Syria; Turkey Kills 88 Civilians in Airstrikes, Loses 36

At least 30 civilians were killed and several others wounded by the Islamic State (IS) yesterday after trying to flee the Syrian town of al-Bab, The Daily Beast website reports today (December 26, 2016).

Turkey's state-run news agency said the civilians were targeted by the militants with mines and explosives as they tried to exit the besieged town.

The operation to liberate the town of al-Bab from IS -- called the Euphrates Shield by the Turkish military -- has heated up during the past few weeks.

Turkey -- which has killed 88 civilians in airstrikes as part of the operation -- has lost 36 soldiers while battling IS in the area.

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