Turkish special forces launch anti-Daesh operation in northern Syria DAILY SABAH WITH ANADOLU AGENCY
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he Turkish army on Wednesday launched a cross-border operation along with the U.S.-led coalition in Syria's northern city of Jarablous to clear the area from the Daesh terror organization. Turkish special forces entered the border city of Jarablous along with aerial support from Turkish jets, military sources said.
Turkish forces are also using intense artillery fire against Daesh elements in Jarablous in a retaliatory strike, officials said.
The operation, which began at around 4 a.m. local time, is aimed at clearing the Turkish borders of terrorist groups, helping to enhance border security and supporting the territorial integrity of Syria, they said.
Preventing a new flow of migrants and delivering aid to the region's civilian population in need are also among the goals, officials added.
The move comes after a series of mortar bombs landed in a residential Turkish area along the Syrian border beginning Tuesday morning, security sources said.
Turkish special forces launch anti-Daesh operation in northern Syria - Daily Sabah