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Turkey confirms special forces operation in Syria

Turkey confirms special forces operation in Syria

The Turkish government has made the unusual move of confirming that its special forces entered Syria on Saturday, on what it called a “reconnaissance mission”.

Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker, reporting from Gaziantep near the Turkish-Syrian border, said it was highly unusual for the Turkish government to announce a special forces operation conducted outside the country’s borders.

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