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Daesh opens fire on Turkish military

Daesh terrorists target the military personnel on mine-sweeping duty along the Syrian border

News Service Yeni Şafak
Hostile fire was opened on Turkish military units near Karkamış border crossing in Gaziantep province on the Syrian border, it was reported.

The border unit was involved in mine-sweeping near the border gate when they were fired upon from Syrian territory. The fire was reported to have been opened from Daesh-held Jarablus in the northern province of Aleppo.

The hostile attempt provoked the military to respond with heavy fire. Turkish soldiers have responded to the direct threat with the same size, in line with rules of engagement. Military sources said Daesh terrorists fled from the border area after they were subjected to the determined stance of the Turkish military.

Police stepped up security in Karkamış town in the aftermath of exchange of fire between the military and Daesh. Military warned residents living in border areas to stay away from the border line security reasons.

Turkey had begun to remove land mines which were planted by Daesh along a strip of territory near a Syrian border town last month. A mine sweeper was deployed in Karkamis town, Gaziantep, two weeks ago to remove landmines placed along the Turkish-Syrian border near Jarabulus.

Turkish forces took wide-ranging measures in the town to respond to any hostile attack. Emergency crews and ambulances were sent to the border area in the event of any injuries that might occur during the de-mining efforts.

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