Turkish Army Starts Operations Against Syria to Secure Border

  • Operation gets air support from U.S., approval from Russia
  • Offensive enables Free Syrian Army to capture town of Jarablus

A Turkish army tank and an armored vehicle stationed near the border with Syria on Aug. 23.

Source: IHA via AP Photo

Turkey launched its biggest military operation in Syria to force Islamic State militants away from its border and deter further advances by Syrian Kurds allied with Turkish separatists.

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