Thursday, August 25, 2016

Turkey Sends More Tanks Into Syria

Al Jazeera: Syria: Turkish-backed rebels 'seize' Jarablus from ISIL

Rebels take full control of strategic border town in massive operation backed by Turkish and US air strikes.

Turkish tanks and hundreds of opposition fighters thrust deep inside Syrian territory on Wednesday in a lightning operation that within hours pushed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters out of a key Syrian border town.

The air and ground offensive - the most ambitious launched by Ankara in the Syria conflict - made rapid progress towards Jarablus throughout the day, as rebel fighters captured ISIL-held villages surrounding the strategic border town.

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WNU Editor: The Kurds are withdrawing .... U.S.-backed Kurdish forces accede to Turkish demand, pull back from Euphrates (Washington post).

More News On Turkey's Military Intervention In Northern Syria

Turkey sends more tanks to Syria, demands Kurdish fighters retreat -- Reuters
Turkey: US says Syria Kurds are pulling back in north Syria -- AP
Turkey Sends More Tanks Into Syria as Kurds Pull Out of Manbij -- WSJ
Turkey tells Kurds in northern Syria to withdraw or face action -- The Guardian/AFP
Turkey warns Syrian Kurds to withdraw east of Euphrates -- BBC
Kurds Begin Retreat in Syria at Turkey's Request -- Newsweek
US, Turkey force Kurds to pull back in Northern Syria despite effectiveness against ISIS -- FOX News
Turkey Sends More Tanks To Syria, Warns Kurdish Militias To Pull Back -- RFE
Turkey deploys more tanks to Syria, warns Kurdish YPG -- Al Jazeera
ISIS fighters FLEE Syrian town less than a day after Turkish tanks rolled over the border as Ankara-backed rebels march in unopposed -- Daily Mail
Turkey rolls on with Syria operation as US confirms retreat of Syrian Kurds -- DW
Turkey Launches Anti-Daesh Operation 'Right After' Major Kurdish Victories -- Sputnik
Russia says extremely concerned over fighting in Syria's Hasaka -- Reuters
Diplomat: Russia is extremely worried over armed escalation in Syria’s Hasakeh -- TASS
Why Turkey sending tanks into Syria is significant -- Tim Lister, CNN

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