Turkey will provide ‘all kinds of support’ for military ops in Jarablus: FM Çavuşoğlu
AA photoTurkey will lend all kinds of support for military operations in Jarablus, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said.
“We will provide all kinds of support for the Jarablus operation,” Çavuşoğlu said at a joint press meeting with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto in the Turkish capital Ankara on Aug. 23.
He had said on Aug. 22 that militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) must be totally pushed from the Syrian border region, amid reports suggesting that Syrian rebels were preparing to launch an attack to seize Jarablus, the last significant town held by the jihadist group on the border with Turkey.
Located on the western bank of the Euphrates River, Jarablus is 54 kilometers east of al-Rai, a border town the same rebel groups recently took from ISIL.
By taking Jarablus themselves, the rebel groups would preclude an assault on the town by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of Kurdish-dominated militias who on Aug. 6 took the city of Manbij, 30 kilometers to the south, from ISIL.