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Turkey with tanks in Syria to fight «Islamic State»

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Turkish armed forces have on August 24 crossed the country’s border with Syria to engage in a battle against the terrorist group «Islamic State».

AFP reports that Turkish tanks were seen operating on the other side of the border and firing on «Islamic State»-held town on Jarabulus.

The news on the operation were confirmed by Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala, who was quoted by Reuters as saying that Ankara will not allow militant groups to threaten Turkey, but sees the threat to Turkish border region coming not just from «Islamic State», but from other groups as well.

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