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    Over 60 Miles of Turkish-Syrian Border Retaken From Daesh

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    Daesh terrorist group had been forced out from territory along 98 kilometers (some 61 miles) of the Turkish-Syrian border.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildlirim confirmed Monday that the Daesh terrorist group had been forced out from territory along 98 kilometers (some 61 miles) of the Turkish-Syrian border between the northern towns of Jarabulus and Azaz.

    Last month, units of the opposition Free Syrian Army routed terrorists from 10 Syrian villages to the south of Jarabulus, and a total of 400 kilometers in northern Syria have been retaken since the start of the Turkish military operation.

    "Ninety-eight kilometers of the border with Syria from Azaz to Jarabulus were taken under control. All terrorist groups were pushed from there," Yildlirim said during his address in the country's Diyarbakir province.

    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, outlawed in Russia and many other countries worldwide.


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