Turkish military steps up measures for tomb in Syria amid al-Qaeda presence

Photo: Turkish military steps up measures for tomb in Syria amid al-Qaeda presence  / Arab World

The Turkish Army is preparing measures regarding the tomb of Suleyman Shah in Syria's Aleppo province, after clashes between opposition groups the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) intensified in the region and the al-Qaeda affiliated organization took control of Karakozak town Hurriyet Daily News reported.

There has been no attack to the tomb yet, but the Turkish Armed Forces are readying necessary plans to respond to any intervention at the tomb of Suleyman Shah, according to Turkish military sources.

In the event of any attack on the tomb, the Turkish military could respond both with air and ground forces, the sources said.

According to a treaty signed between France and Turkey, the tomb of Suleyman Shah is officially Turkish territory, which is appointed with Turkish guardians and hosts the Turkish flag.

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