Meanwhile, Turkish security forces launched the eighth phase of a domestic anti-terror operation in the rural areas of eastern Bitlis and Siirt provinces, the Interior Ministry said.
Some 75 teams comprising 1,125 personnel are taking part in the campaign, launched on September 24, in northeastern Kars, Agri and Igdir provinces, the interior ministry says.
Some 130 teams of police, gendarmerie, and village guards are taking part in the counter-terrorism operation launched in eastern Van and southeastern Hakkari and Sirnak provinces on Sunday.
After three days of talks in Ankara, Turkey's Defence Ministry says that the two countries agreed to establish a joint operation centre to coordinate and manage the planned safe zone in northern Syria.
Turkish security forces also captured Daesh terrorists who were planning to enter Turkey to conduct several bomb attacks.
Armoured vehicles and commando units reached border province of Sanliurfa following statements from Turkey's leaders that Ankara might launch a third counter-terror operation into Syria following two successful ones since 2016.
Speaking during his visit to Turkish forces in Qatar's capital Doha, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says “Every measure was taken in order not to harm any civilians" during operations in Iraq's Sinjar and Mount Karajak regions.
"We will start the operation to clear the East of the Euphrates [river] from separatist terrorists in a few days," Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, during a defence summit in capital Ankara.
At least 14 people have been killed in the attacks which targeted rural areas in the northern and eastern part of the Daraa province in southwestern Syria.
The controversial ground action in the Yemeni village of Yakla was meant to target Al Qaeda. Instead, it killed 25 civilians, including children, as well as one US Navy SEAL.
In the ongoing offensive to oust Daesh from Mosul, the Iraqi forces are preparing to advance towards the city's disabled airport.
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