The operation lasted from August 24, 2016.
The Turkish authorities announced the completion of the military operation “shield of the Euphrates” in Northern Syria.
According to the statement of the national security Council, “the operation, launched to protect the borders of our country, preventing attacks by the “Islamic state” against our country… completed successfully”.
It is emphasized that the operation “Shield of the Euphrates” “giving the opportunity to our who had fled the country to the Syrian brothers to return home and continue life in peace and security”.
Turkey launched a ground operation “shield of the Euphrates” against ISIS in Syria August 24, 2016, describing their actions as self defence.
Damascus condemned the operation, calling the campaign a violation of Syrian sovereignty.
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