Turkish military, U.S.-led coalition launch operation in northern Syria: media

August 24, 2016 3:01 AM

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Turkish military, U.S.-led coalition launch operation in northern Syria: media

ISTANBUL Turkish special forces units supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition have launched an operation in northern Syria to wipe out Islamic State elements along the Turkey-Syria border, state-run Anadolu Agency said on Wednesday.

The Turkish army begun firing artillery rounds into the Syrian border town of Jarablus at around 0100 GMT, Anadolu said.

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