Ankara is determined to eliminate terror threats emanating from Syria, said Turkey's President Erdogan, after two Turkish special operation police officers were killed and two others wounded in northern Syria.
YPG/PKK terrorists carried out the attack in Afrin using fuel tanker armed with bombs, Turkish defence ministry says.
Turkey's interior minister Suleyman Soylu says Yusuf Huba, who trained militants all over the world for bomb making, was seized in northern Azaz city.
Turkey’s interior minister Suleyman Soylu says Syrians went back to their homes thanks to peace in Afrin and other areas after Turkish military operations.
Ankara has promised a cross-border operation and a safe zone east of the Euphrates in Syria and says the operation would not only secure Turkey's national interests but allow displaced and refugee families to return home.
Residents of Syria's Qabasin say safety and stability are finally returning to the region after Turkey cleared out Daesh during Operation Euphrates Shield.
The US attempt to focus on a single goal in Syria, namely Daesh, has served as fuel for other conflicts in the region and compromised Turkey's internal security.
People who escaped the conflict earlier have been returning homes after Turkish forces cleared a 2,055-square kilometre area from terrorists, but security challenges in the region remain.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says in case of any threat on the Syrian border Ankara will react "the same as we did in Operation Euphrates Shield."
The military action was launched in August 2016 to clear the Turkey-Syria border from Daesh and US-backed YPG, which Turkey considers to be the Syrian affiliate of the terror outfit.
A tense calm prevails in Syria's northern town of Manbij as efforts to avert a confrontation between Turkish-backed forces and US-backed forces take shape.
Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis says the US wants to see focus on containing Daesh as multiple powers vie for operation in Manbij and beyond.
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