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Turkish tanks, special forces launch first major push into Syria to battle IS | Reuters

Turkish tanks, special forces launch first major push into Syria to battle IS | Reuters

Turkish special forces, tanks and jets backed by planes from the U.S.-led coalition launched their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria on Wednesday to try to drive Islamic State from the border and prevent further gains by Kurdish militia fighters.

A column of at least nine Turkish tanks crossed into northern Syria with Turkish-backed Syrian rebels to push Islamic State out of the border town of Jarablus, military sources said. A Reuters reporter at the border witnessed intense bombardments, with palls of black smoke rising around the town.

Source: Turkish tanks, special forces launch first major push into Syria to battle IS | Reuters