Russian, Turkish Warplanes Conduct Joint Op Against Daesh in Syria’s Al-Bab

warRussian and Turkish warplanes conducted a joint operation against Daesh in Al-Bab in Syria’s Aleppo province on January 21, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Three Russian attack aircraft: two Su-24Ms and a Su-34 bomber, as well as two Turkey’s F-16 and two F-4 participated in the aerial campaign.

A total of 22 Daesh targets have been struck. Russia received Daesh’s coordinates from the United States, the ministry said.

This was the second joint operation by Russian and Turkish aviation in Syria. On Wednesday, the first joint airstrikes have been launched against Daesh in Al-Bab.

The news comes amid a nationwide ceasefire in Syria backed by Russia and Turkey which came into effect on December 30 and was later supported by a UN Security Council resolution.

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SOURCE: News Now/ Sputnik news International

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.