Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirms the Islamic State militants have been chased out of its territory and a strip of Syrian land bordering their country has been cleared off.
According to monitors, the ISIS presence on the thin border land of the two countries has been ended.
It is not to forget Turkey also describes the Kurdish groups as terrorists. A Syrian Kurdish group backed by US-led coalition has been lately seen gaining grounds in the northern part of Syria.
The ISSI militants used the border strip as supply lines of their weapons and fighters. With the drive out the import for them will be cut off.
Yildirim announced Sunday in a televised message the Ankara military has achieved a great success by driving out the terrorists out of their border.
The PM added, “Thank God, today, from Azaz to Jarablus, our 91km of borderline with Syria has been entirely secured… All the terrorist organisations were pushed back – they are gone.”
If believed to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the militants had taken several villages under control on the border between the two countries.
On the other hand it is reported the Syrian government forces have recaptured two military academy sites in the south of Aleppo in Syria that until now served as supply line for the rebels with the help of Russian air strikes.
Data reveals about 250,000 civilians are living in the rebel-held areas of Aleppo, which has been divided by civil war by being controlled by various rebel groups in various parts.