29 Mar '17, 9pm

#UPDATE Turkey says ends its military operation in northern Syria

#UPDATE Turkey says ends its military operation in northern Syria

Turkey on Wednesday announced its military campaign inside northern Syria was over, without specifying whether it will pull its troops out from the neighbouring country. Turkey's top advisory national security council chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the half-year long offensive in Syria has been "concluded successfully," in a statement. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim also said the operation has been completed but did not rule out new military campaigns inside Syria under a different name. "Euphrates Shield is over. A potential operation from now if needed will take another name," Yildirim told the private NTV television. It was not immediately clear if that signified a plan to withdraw Turkish troops, or if operations would continue elsewhere under another name. In August, Turkey launched an ambitious military campaign inside Syria, dubbed Euphrates Shield, ...

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