August 24, 2016

Turkish special forces enter Syria

The office of the Turkish prime minister says the army has entered northern Syria to conduct an operation against Daesh terrorists

The operation is launched with the backing of US warplanes on the border town of Jarablus. Turkish media say the town has also been hit by heavy Turkish artillery fire and airstrikes.

It comes after foreign-backed militants announced an upcoming assault from Turkish territory on Jarablus. They said it is aimed at preventing the Kurdish YPG militants from taking over the town. Turkey considers the Kurdish armed group as a terrorist organization.

It is not clear whether the foreign-backed militants have entered Syria along with Turkish forces.


- Turkish tanks enter Syria to clear ISIL from Jarablus - Al Jazeera
LIVE: Turkish military, coalition forces launch 'Euphrates Shield' operation in Jarablus - Hurriyet

Turkish Syria operation a response to Daesh, PYD threat - AA
The Latest: Syrian government, Kurds reach truce in Hasakeh - Business Insider

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