Turkey Sends More Troops to Northern Syria

Turkey Sends More Troops to Northern Syria
Mon Oct 31, 2016 16:40:45

Informed sources have said that Ankara has sent more troops and military equipment to the Northern territories of Syria to strengthen its Euphrates Shield Operation.

"The Turkish Army has sent more forces to Jindris region at the Turkish border with Syria in Northwestern Aleppo," the sources said on Sunday.

News sources, for their part, said on Monday that Ankara has dispatched reinforcement to two border regions of Qarqmish and Ugozeli in Gaziantep in Southern Turkey.

Ankara has also forwarded a number of tanks, military vehicles and equipment to its borders.

Turkey declared in August that its Army had started the 'Euphrates Shield' military operation in Syria, allegedly to cleanse the ISIL terrorists from its border with Syria.

But, despite Ankara's allegation, the Turkish military forces support militant groups in Northern Syria, and fight against Kurdish forces in the region.

Turkish officials have frequently stressed that 'Euphrates Shield' will continue to create a safe zone in Northern Syria.

Damascus has condemned Ankara's military operation and entry of Turkish special forces and tanks into Syria, while Moscow expressed deep concern about what is happening in the Syrian-Turkish border.


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