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Turkey: Turkish forces cross border into Syria, launch operation against IS00:59

Turkey: Turkish forces cross border into Syria, launch operation against IS

Turkey, Karkamis
August 24, 2016 at 10:06 GMT -00:00 · Published

Footage filmed from the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis shows Turkish military vehicles advancing into the Syrian town of Jarablus, Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Turkey launched airstrikes targeting the town, currently held by the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

The strikes reportedly came as retaliation to mortar fire that hit Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep the day earlier.

The operation, named "Euphrates Shield" was launched in alliance with the U.S-led coaltion at around 4:00 am local time (1:00 GMT). The campaign aims to clear IS fighters from the Syria-Turkey border.

Turkey: Turkish forces cross border into Syria, launch operation against IS00:59
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Footage filmed from the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis shows Turkish military vehicles advancing into the Syrian town of Jarablus, Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Turkey launched airstrikes targeting the town, currently held by the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

The strikes reportedly came as retaliation to mortar fire that hit Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep the day earlier.

The operation, named "Euphrates Shield" was launched in alliance with the U.S-led coaltion at around 4:00 am local time (1:00 GMT). The campaign aims to clear IS fighters from the Syria-Turkey border.

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