NEW VIDEO: Turkey’s Tanks Cross in Syria against ISIS from Kilis Province

Sat Sep 3, 2016 21:30:34

Turkish tanks crossed into northern Syria from Kilis province on Saturday (September 3), while howitzers pounded Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL / IS) positions in the area, Dogan news agency said.

The tanks crossed the border near the Turkish village of Cobanbey, which lies across from the Syrian village of al Rai.

Al Rai has switched between Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL / IS) and rebel control in recent months.

The area is some 55 kilometers southwest of Jarablus, where last week Turkish-backed Syrian forces launched "Operation Euphrates Shield", Turkey's first major incursion into Syria since the war started five years ago.

Reuters footage shows plumes of smoke rising from the Syrian side of the border.

Syria's war has killed at least a quarter of a million people and forced almost five million to flee the country, many of them to Turkey.

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