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Turkey preparing for war against IS in Syria

Turkey preparing for war against IS in Syria

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Date: 12 November 2015 15:22

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 12

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Turkey is preparing to hold large-scale military air operations against the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS) in Syria, the Turkish Ana Haber TV channel said Nov. 12.

In addition, the Turkish armed forces are planning ground operations against the IS militants in Syria.

In case of launching ground operations against the IS in Syria, as many as 20,000 Turkish servicemen will take part in them.

Turkey starts ground military operations against the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (ISIS) in Syria, Foreign Minister of Turkey Feridun Sinirlioglu said Nov. 5.

He went on to add that the ISIS is a serious threat for Turkey as well, and, as before, Ankara will provide full support to the administration in northern Iraq in the fight against the terrorist organization.

On Oct. 10 Turkey was hit with two explosions, the death toll of which reached 97 people, 246 more got injured. At the time, Turkey's National Intelligence Organization said the ISIS stood behind the attack. A warning was issued that similar attacks may occur in the country.

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