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Turkish tanks enter Syria (UPDATE)

Türkiye Materials 24 August 2016 12:42 (UTC +04:00)
Turkish tanks have entered Syria

Details added (first version posted at 12:16)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 24

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Turkish tanks have entered Syria, according to the statement of Turkey’s General Staff Aug. 24.

Some 249 rocket attacks were inflicted on 81 positions of the “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) terrorist group within the framework of the operations by Turkish Air Force in Syria under the name “Shield of the Euphrates.”

On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force with the support of the coalition aircraft launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo city.

Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives.

Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) is the most active terrorist group in Syria.

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