Turkey evacuates troops guarding tomb in Syria, state TV says

February 22, 2015 6:12 AM

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Turkey evacuates troops guarding tomb in Syria, state TV says

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey launched an overnight military operation into neighboring Syria to evacuate troops guarding an Ottoman tomb, authorities said Sunday.

TRT television broadcaster said ground troops backed by warplanes crossed into Syrian territory to reach the tomb, just over the border near the town of Kobani.

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