GAZIANTEP (QHA) -

A joint military operation of the special operation group of the Turkish Armed Forces, the Syrian Liberation Army and the Air Force of the International coalition against the terrorist organization ISIL continues in the north of Syria.

Apart from cleaning the area along the Turkish-Syrian border, the conditions are being provided for repatriation of civilians who have had to leave their native lands and take a refugee status.

According to the Mayor of a Turkish town of Gaziantep Fatma Sahin, the Turkish Armed Forces handle the situation better than the military operations of the International Coalition forces, the AA agency informs.

The Turkish borders were under threat during the six years of confrontation in Syria. Despite the determination to clear the areas of terrorists, the Turkish Armed Forces carry out the "Euphrates Shield" precisely and carefully to avoid civilian casualties, which differs from the actions of the Coalition forces:

“Coalition forces carried out operations in the region as well. Military operations in Aleppo leave, as they say, no stone unturned. But the Turkish Armed Forces in the course of their operations, pay special attention to safety of the locals. The priority for the Turkish military is safety of civilians and Jarabulus .This should be a good example for others,” Shahin said.

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.

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