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Syria’s Jarablus freed from Kurdish militants

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The Syrian city of Jarabulus has been completely liberated from militants of the YPG (Kurdish People's Protection Units) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD, the Kurdish political party), Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, Anadolu Agency reported Aug. 25.

The villages surrounding Jarabulus city have also been liberated, Yildirim added.

On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force with the support of the coalition aircraft launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo city.

The operation was carried out under the name “Shield of the Euphrates.”

Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives.

Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) is the most active terrorist group in Syria.

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2016.08.25 / 09:59
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