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Turkish Tanks Cross Into Syria In New Front

Turkish tanks crossed into northern Syria from the Kilis Province to fight Islamic State (IS) extremists, opening a new front after Turkey’s intervention last month against the group, state media reported.

The tanks entered the Syrian village of Al-Rai on September 3, the Anadolu and Dogan news agencies said.

The move is aimed at providing military support to Syrian opposition fighters, according to state-run Anadolu.

Turkey launched a cross-border operation on August 24 along with Free Syrian Army units to clear IS militants from the village of Jarablus.

Syrian rebels have since been seizing villages along the Turkish border near Jarablus and the western Cobanbey district from IS, Anadolu reported.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and AFP