Turkish troops arrested 13 ISIL members in Al Bab, Azaz and Jarablus cities of northern Syria, Turkey's Interior Ministry announced in a statement on Monday.

“13 ISIL members, who were detected to carry out terrorist activities aiming to disrupt the peace and secure environment, were arrested in Operation Euphrates Shield region," the ministry tweeted.

Operation Euphrates Shield was a cross-border military operation conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces and Turkey-aligned Syrian opposition groups in the Syrian Civil War.

Operations were carried out in the region between the Euphrates River to the east and the Syrian rebel-held area around Azaz to the west. The Turkish military and Turkey-aligned Syrian rebel groups, some of which used the Free Syrian Army label, fought against both PKK/YPG members and the ISIL members, from 24 August 2016.

On 29 March 2017, the Turkish military officially announced that Operation Euphrates Shield was successfully completed. (ILKHA)

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