Turkish operation in Syria aimed at eliminating threats from Daesh, Kurds

The aim of Ankara’s military operation in Northern Syria is to eliminate threats from Daesh and Kurds, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

ANKARA (Sputnik) — Turkey’s operation in northern Syria is aimed at stopping the threats posed by Daesh (banned in Russia) and Kurdish militants, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.

“We started a military operation in northern Syria at 4 a.m. this morning, aimed at eliminating the threats posed by Daesh and Syrian Kurds,” Erdogan said, adding that Turkey intends to put a stop to attacks on Turkish territory from neighboring Syrian regions.

Ankara announced early on Wednesday that Turkish forces, reinforced by US-led coalition aircraft, had begun a military operation to clear the Syrian border town of Jarablus of Daesh militants.

By Sputnik