Turkish armed forces shelled Daesh positions in northern Syria on Wednesday and neutralized a total of 19 terrorists, the military has said. Eight Syrian opposition fighters were injured during the rounds of fire launched in Turkey's ongoing military operation, the Euphrates Shield. Seventy-seven terror targets, five buildings and a sniper position were removed by Turkey's artillery fire, which hit the Daesh-held territory in northern Syria.

On Aug. 24, Turkish troops and Special Forces, backed by the Free Syria Army, began a military operation against Daesh to liberate the strategic Syrian town of Jarabulus on the border with Turkey. About 40 Turkish tanks and 2,000 moderate fighters entered Jarabulus shortly after the Turkish air forces carried out raids on Daesh positions in the former Daesh stronghold.

Since mid-January, Daesh rockets have been targeting Turkish towns and cities, bordering Syria. At least 21 people, including Syrian refugees, have been killed and more than 70 others have been wounded