Turkey builds 239-km wall on Syrian border
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 22
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey has built a 239-km wall in Hatay province on the border with Syria for enhancing its security, Anadolu Agency reported Aug. 22.
The newly built wall is three meters high and two meters wide, according to the agency.
It also reported that it is expected to build a new wall in other provinces bordering with Syria.
This decision was made within the framework of strengthening the fight against terrorism, because members of terrorist organizations from Syria regularly try to cross into the territory of Turkey.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed the lives of over 500,000 people.
Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops.
The "Islamic State" and Jabhat al-Nusra are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
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