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Over 500 Square Miles in Syria Freed From Daesh - Turkish General Staff

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Jarablus - Sputnik International
The opposition Free Syrian Army backed by the Turkish army freed 845 square kilometers (500 square miles) of the Syrian territory from Daesh terrorists within the Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish General Staff said Monday in a press release.

Turkish army tanks make their way towards the Syrian border town of Jarablus, Syria August 24, 2016. Picture taken August 24, 2016. - Sputnik International
Consequences Ankara Should Have Taken Into Account When Launching Jarablus Op
ANKARA (Sputnik) — On August 24, Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a military operation dubbed Euphrates Shield to clear Jarabulus and the surrounding area of Daesh.

"The total area taken under control by us in the north of Syria, is 845 square kilometers. Today, the Coalition Air Force held  wo air operations against Daesh, destroying mortar unit and arms storage," the press release read.


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