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Turkey sends ten tanks Syrian territory

Turkey sent 10 tanks Thursday in northern Syria over the next day of a lightning offensive in which they ousted the Islamic State (EI) of Jarablos, Syrian town near the Turkish border, found a photographer from AFP.

A convoy of 10 tanks of the army, ambulances and heavy equipment crossed the border at the height of the small Turkish town of Karkamış, southeast Turkey.

On Wednesday, in just a few hours, as part of an operation called "Shield Euphrates", hundreds of Syrian rebels backed by aviation and tanks took Jarablos Turks in northern Syria.

During the offensive one hundred jihadists killed and the Turkish army did not have any casualties, Turkish Hurriyet daily, referring to military sources reported.

Syrian rebels meanwhile had one dead and a dozen injured, according to news agency Anadolu.

"Mehmetçik is in Syria", titled the Sözcü and Milliyet newspapers.

Mehmetçik (small Mehmet) is the affectionate name given to the privates designated in Turkey.

Between 300 and 500 Turkish soldiers involved in the offensive on Syrian territory, the most important Turkish army since the beginning of the war in Syria in 2011 operation.

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