Syrian rebels capture ISIS-held town with Turkish help


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This is related to, but not the same as, this earlier thread: forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=1022460

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) — Turkish tanks entered northern Syria on Wednesday to help Syrian rebels clear ISIS from a border town, Turkish state media reported – a move that follows recent attacks that the republic blames on terror groups.

By Wednesday evening, the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army had captured the town, Jarablus, which is less than a kilometer from Turkey and the last major community ISIS had held on the Syrian-Turkish border, Turkey’s semiofficial Anadolu agency reported.
Turkish tanks and allied Syrian rebels move along the border Wednesday.

Turkey’s incursion into Syrian territory is part of a larger effort to battle not only ISIS, but also Kurdish fighters in northern Syria that Ankara opposes, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

cnn.com/2016/08/24/middleeast/turkish-troops-isis-syria-operation/


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