Officials say that the operation aims to prevent new flows of migration as well as deliver aid to civilians and clear the area of terrorists, the news agency reports.
#Jarablus operation begins as #Turkish and coalition jets pound 63 #IS targets backed by special forces. Ground offensive not yet started— Mark Lowen (@marklowen) 24 августа 2016 г.
#Syria: Reports saying #FSA supported by Turkish Special Forces started operations against #ISIS in #Jarablus city. pic.twitter.com/u0EeYQsmKu— archicivilians (@archicivilians) 24 августа 2016 г.
Turkey military releases video of air raids showing jets destroying #ISIL targets in Jarablus pic.twitter.com/QvYT9zreC6— Abdullah Bozkurt (@abdbozkurt) 24 августа 2016 г.
On Monday the Turkish military began shelling Daesh positions in northern Syria close to Jarablus, as well as shelling positions of the Kurdish YPG. Turkey said the shelling of Daesh-controlled areas was in response to mortar fire from Jarablus, which landed in the town of Karkamis in Gaziantep Province.