Turkish tanks roll into northern Syria

Last Updated: August 24, 2016
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The Turkish tanks have rolled across the Syrian border on August, 24. According to the military sources, 70 targets in the Jarablus area (northern Syria) had been destroyed by Turkish artillery and rocket strikes. Another 12 targets have destroyed by air strikes of the Air Force of Turkey.

Turkish special forces have entered Syria earlier on August 24, that was a part of the offensive. The President Recep Erdogan made a statement, in which explained the aim of Turkish military operation in Syria — it’s against both IS and Kurdish fighters.

Special forces of Turkish Army shelled Syrian Kurdish forces in the region this week, determined not to let them fill the vacuum if ISIS leaves. Turkey’s the strongest headache is a possibility of the Kurds to create an autonomous area close to the border. Such a scenario could foster Kurdish separatism within Turkey itself.

On Wednesday, official Ankara welcomes the US Vice-President Joe Biden. It is the first political visit of such a high rank from the Western partners since the failed coup on 15 July.

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