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ISIS Wiped Out: Turkey declares a free land with the help of FSA

Turkey claims it has driven out IS fighters from the border territories with the help of Free Syrian Army

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Turkish tanks stationed near the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish tanks have entered Syria's Cobanbey district northeast of Aleppo in a "new phase" of the Euphrates Shield operation. Source: VOA

TURKEY, September 4, 2016: Turkey says it has driven out IS fighters from their last remaining strongholds along a 100-kilometer stretch of the borderland with the help of Turkish-backed Syrian rebels under the banner of the Free Syrian Army.

Turkey’s direct military involvement in the push against IS began late last month when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — responding to a civilian massacre in Turkey’s southeast — sent warplanes, tanks, and artillery to crush terror threats on the border.

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Sunday, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency said border territory stretching from Azaz northeastward to Jarablus had been cleared.

Syria's northern border with Turkey. Source: VOA
Syria’s northern border with Turkey.
Source: VOA

Those claims were confirmed by monitors from the Britain-based London-based Observatory for Human Rights. An Observatory statement said “IS has lost contact with the outside world after losing the remaining border villages between the Sajur river and the village of al-Rai.”

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Analysts say the rebel advance effectively cuts off key land routes used to supply the extremist movement with foreign recruits, weapons and ammunition.(VOA)

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Turkey Backs Peaceful Settlement of Libya Crisis

The Turkish and Libyan top diplomats visited Sudan to attend the signing ceremony of a power-sharing deal between rival parties there

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Cavusoglu emphasized the importance of a peaceful settlement of the dispute in Libya, adding that "international community should display a united and principled stance to stop the clashes in Libya," according to a statement. Pixabay

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu voiced his country’s support for a peaceful settlement of the Libya crisis, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Cavusoglu emphasized the importance of a peaceful settlement of the dispute in Libya, adding that “international community should display a united and principled stance to stop the clashes in Libya,” according to a statement on his Twitter after he met with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Taher Siala in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan on Saturday, Xinhua reported.

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Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu voiced his country’s support for a peaceful settlement of the Libya crisis, state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Pixabay

The Turkish and Libyan top diplomats visited Sudan to attend the signing ceremony of a power-sharing deal between rival parties there.

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During his visit, Cavusoglu will also meet with Sudanese officials and representatives from other countries participating in the signing ceremony. (IANS)