Expect more Turkish operations taking place simultaneously in Iraq and Syria.
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.
The Daesh member who was a Kazakh national was nabbed in Turkey's southern province of Kilis, near the border with Syria.
At a joint military drill with Azerbaijani troops, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkey is also ready to help boost the Iraqi military's effectiveness through sharing its knowledge and experience as a NATO member.
At least six civilians were killed and 25 others wounded in the attack for which no group has claimed immediate responsibility.
Syria's Response Coordination Group says the forced migration gained momentum in Eriha, Jabal Zawiya and Saraqeb regions of Idlib province due to intensified attacks.
The attacks came from two bomb-laden vehicles at a bus station in Al Bab, an area cleared by Turkey of terrorists in 2016.
“We’II move the process which we started with the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations [in northern Syria] forward to a different phase very soon,” Turkey's President Erdogan says.
As Washington and Ankara thrash out their plan for a safe zone in northern Syria, Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters have bolstered defences and are prepping for battle.
Turkey is determined to fight terrorism and terminate the YPG/PKK that poses a threat for the country.
Turkey has spent more than $32 billion from its own resources to aid and shelter refugees since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.
More than 300 people have lost their lives in Daesh-claimed attacks in Turkey, where the terror group has targeted civilians in suicide bomb, rocket, and gun attacks.
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