Turkish Spec Ops Conduct Syria Operation

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  1. Atilla

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    Turkish special forces carry out ground operation against Daesh in northern

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    Turkish special forces carried out a ground operation in Syria on late Saturday to eliminate Daesh rocket launching pads that have been targeting Turkey's southeastern Kilis border province for months.

    A group of 15-20 soldiers advanced into Syria on Saturday, after preparing for 10 days, gathering extensive intelligence and returned back on Sunday morning, according to Turkish daily Yeni Şafak. The area of operation was 13-14 kilometers away from the Kilis border province inside Syria.

    While the military did not yet make an official statement about the operation, Yeni Şafak claimed that similar operations will be carried out to prevent Daesh terrorists from attacking Kilis and to form a safe zone south of Kilis.

    The U.S. and Russian military officials were informed about the operation before it started.

    http://www.dailysabah.com/politics/...und-operation-against-daesh-in-northern-syria
     
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    Erdoğan visited special forces units serveral days ago, operation has been allegedly planned since 10 days......

     
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    They probably went in to designate targets for the artillery forces. It is difficult to designate targets with just drones and and fighter jets because they are not flying into Syria. If Turkey wanted too it could create a safe zone in Northern Syria relatively easily but these are many forces that would oppose this including some of Turkey's allies.
     
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