Turkish Tanks Enter Syria In New Front Against Isil

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Turkey has sent more tanks into northern Syria to the west of a border town seized from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group last week, opening a new front in a cross-border intervention aimed at sweeping its fighters from the area. 


Saturday's development came after Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels seized the strategic border town Jarablus from ISIL on August 25. 


Turkey and Syrian rebel forces are now continuing an offensive against ISIL in the area, with rebels capturing several other towns on Saturday close to the border with Turkey. 


The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group that records daily developments in the war, confirmed that the rebels had taken several villages.


The Sultan Murad group and other rebel outfits affiliated with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), have already driven ISIL out of both towns. 


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