Turkish Operation Rescues Soldiers Guarding Tomb In Syria

February 22, 2015 1:30 PM

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Turkish soldiers during the military operation in Syria, on Sunday. Turkey launched the raid to evacuate some 40 soldiers guarding the Tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

The Turkish army launched an overnight operation to rescue some 40 of its soldiers guarding an Ottoman-era tomb who came under attack by self-declared Islamic State. The remains of the Tomb of Suleyman Shah were taken back across the border.

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