Turkish army says it shows utmost care for civilians during Syria operation
ANKARATurkey has taken all necessary measures for the protection of civilians during its operation into northern Syria along with moderate Syrian rebel groups, the Turkish army has said in a statement, in a dismissal of claims of civilian casualties in Jarablus.
“The Turkish Armed Forces [TSK] has been taking all necessary measures and paying utmost sensitivity that no harm comes to civilians living in this region,” the TSK said in a written statement late Aug. 25.
The TSK recalled that the Euphrates Shield operation had been launched to defeat the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as part of its support to the anti-ISIL coalition.
It also said the operation was carried out in line with article 51 of the U.N. Charter and other resolutions adopted by the U.N. on the fight against the ISIL.