Turkey announced the successful completion of the operation “shield of the Euphrates” in Syria
ANKARA, Mar 29 — RIA Novosti. The operation of the Turkish armed forces the “Shield of the Euphrates” in Northern Syria is successfully completed, said in a statement on Wednesday, the statement following the meeting of the national security Council (NSC) of Turkey, held under the chairmanship of President Tayyip Erdogan.
“It was noted that the operation “Shield of the Euphrates,” which was initiated to ensure national security, prevent posed by ISIS* threats, homecoming Syrian refugees who successfully completed”, — reads the statement of the NSS.
Turkey’s army on August 24 last year launched operation “shield of the Euphrates” against militants IG*, with the participation of the Syrian opposition took the border town Dzharablus in the North of Syria and al-Bab.
Earlier, Erdogan said that the aim of the operation is to MOP up terrorists from the territory of 5 thousand square kilometers and the establishment of a security zone for the refugees.
*A terrorist organization banned in Russia.