Operation in Northern Syrian is to Clear ISIS – Turkish FM

Ankara, – The aim of Turkeys’ Syria military operation in Northern Syria is to clear ISIS from the southern border, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a joint news conference in Ankara with his Estonian counterpart Marina Kaljurand, Cavusoglu said Turkish tanks crossed the border into northern Syria as part of operation Euphrates Shield to clear ISIS militants from the city of Jarabulus.

This ground intervention followed Turkeys shelling of northern Syria, hitting 81 targets almost 300 times at Wednesday dawn, he added.

Cavusoglu said the Turkish Armed Forces’ activities were continuing “without a hitch”, adding: “We are working together with the coalition regarding air support.”

Source: Qatar News Agency