As of September 5, the ongoing military operations carried out by Turkish Armed Forces, the Air Forces of the international coalition against the ISIL terrorist organization and Syria Liberation Army called "Shield Euphrates" has resulted in the ISIL having been completely blocked from entering Turkey, reported the AA agency.
The large-scale offensive sped up after the Turkish Armed Forces entered the Syrian territory (from the village of Elbeyli, Kilis Province).
On the 13th day of the operations the Syrian opposition forces have also cleared of terrorists the new settlements in Northern Syria, as well as gained control over the area from Chobanbey to Jarabulus (24 kilometers south of the Turkish-Syrian border).
Last Friday the area cleared of terrorists was 400 km. square, while currently the figure has reached 600 km. square.
The line cleared near the border with Turkey is called Aazez-Jarabulu. The security officers said that despite the achieved results "Shield Euphrates Operation" will continue and the line will be expanded even further.
The "Euphrates Shield" is a joint military operation carried out by the special operation groups with the Turkish Armed Forces and the Air Forces of the international coalition against ISIL terrorist organization in Syria, which started in the early morning of August, 24. The main objectives of the offensive are to clear the frontier regions from IS terrorists, ramp up the border security, provide support for the territorial integrity in Syria, as well as to prevent the creation of so-called "Kurdish corridor” on the southern border.
Power outages began in Crimea
Defendant in "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case missed birth of daughter
Chubarov: Mogilev fled from Crimea, when we fought for it
IS Militants shot nearly 300 people in Mosul
Merkel predicts sanctions against RF for actions in Syria
ATO Headquarters: Militants used Grads in Luhansk direction
Egypt resold "Mistrals" to Russia for $ 1
Russia refused to release Kolchenko and Sentsov to Ukraine
Dzhemilev and TİKA opened the Crimean Tatar cultural center
RF Cabinet of Ministers ‘snips’ Black Sea
Court considered case of Mejlis member Zeynur Yakubov in Cr
Putin's sinister image
Road map plan to ensure security in Donbas
Prosecutor of ATO forces charged with illicit enrichment
Crimea-SOS announces rally in support of kidnapped in Crimea
Scary and amazing, leading to the world of the unconscious: exhibition of masks
Italy hinders introduction of new sanctions against Russia
Incidence of tuberculosis in Crimea is higher than in Russia
Umerov received 2 examination results from FSB
Putin feared to see NATO ships in Sevastopol
Russia refused to return control of Debaltsevo to Ukraine
Ships of Russian Navy are heading to Scotland
Collection of unique documents on Crimea presented in Kiev
Anti-terrorist exercises launched in Krasnogvardeiskoe
Sanctions against RF for annexation of Crimea may increase