Thursday, March 30, 2017

Turkey Ends Military Operations In Northern Syria

The Independent: Turkey ends 'Euphrates Shield' military operation in Syria, PM says

'Any operation following this one will have a different name'

Turkey has ended the "Euphrates Shield" military operation it launched in Syria, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said.

However, Mr Yildirim suggested there might be more cross-border campaigns to come.

Last August, Turkey sent troops, tanks and warplanes to support Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels, push Isis fighters away from its border and stop the advance of Kurdish militia fighters.

"Operation Euphrates Shield has been successful and is finished," Mr Yildirim said in an interview with broadcaster NTV. "Any operation following this one will have a different name."

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More News On Turkey Ending Its Military Operations In Northern Syria

Turkey says ends its military operation in northern Syria -- AFP
Turkey calls end to its military incursion in Syria -- UPI
Turkey 'ends' Euphrates Shield campaign in Syria -- BBC
Turkey ends ‘Shield’ military operation in Syria -- Al Arabiya/Reuters
Turkey announces end to military operation in Syria -- DW
Turkey says 'Euphrates Shield' operation in Syria 'successfully completed' -- RT
What's Behind Turkey Ending Operation Euphrates Shield in Syria -- Sputnik

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