Turkey destroyed Al Qaeda-linked convoy inside Syria


Al qaeda linked convoyTurkish fighter jets destroyed a convoy belonging to Al Qaeda-linked militants fighting inside Syria, the armed forces confirmed on Wednesday.

Small arms fire struck a Turkish military outpost late Tuesday as the Free Syrian Army battled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters, Al Jazeera said, citing Turkish media.

The Turkish F-16s destroyed two trucks and a bus belonging to ISIL near the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday in response, Today’s Zaman reported.

There were no Turkish casualties, the military said Wednesday, according to Agence France-Presse.

NTV said the attack against Turkish targets – possibly also involving mortar shells – happened near Elbeyli, in the province of Kilis.

Al Jazeera’s Turkish correspondent suggested the military response marks a “significant escalation” in that nation’s involvement.

Turkey has long supported Syrian rebels attempting to overthrow strongman President Bashar Assad in the nearly three-year-old conflict that has killed more than 100,000 and displaced millions. It has denied supplying weapons to rebels, though, AFP reported.

Syria is likely on the table as Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan traveled to Iran on Wednesday to meet with President Hassan Rouhani, Reuters reported.

Iran is one of Syria’s few remaining allies, but Rouhani’s election victory last year – and his moderate approach with the west – could provide the two nations an opportunity to find common ground on the conflict, Reuters said.

“Our relations with Turkey have entered a new phase, and we hope this trend continues,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham told Reuters.

“Besides serving the interests of the two countries, we hope our dialogue (with Turkey) serves regional interests as well.”

The incident was the first between Turkey and the ISIL, AFP said; however, the Turkish army has fired into northern Syria several times in retaliation for shelling from on Turkish villages.




11 responses to “Turkey destroyed Al Qaeda-linked convoy inside Syria”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Yallah … idiots shooting at Turks?? … Turkey isn’t Lebanon. Maybe they are lost …. hahahaha

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      They pouring in from Asia for 3 years entering from Turkey’s border with Syria..
      It’s time they shut their borders to killers.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        I’m sure the slugs have crawled over other borders as well.

      2. Hannibal Avatar

        I wish they all come in from all over the world… The beauty of it is that ONLY the hyena is capable of this qaedicide LOL

  2. IraniAngel Avatar

    im confused…. :s

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      C’est La Vie. 😉

      1. IraniAngel Avatar

        pardon moi. i dont speak french or whatever language that is

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Ah well, we could stick to proper English I suppose. ;-))))))

          1. IraniAngel Avatar

            mish daroori 😀 i lurve mixing languages n in fact nesecito mas!!!

        2. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          pardonez moi

  3. Fauzia45 Avatar

    Politics is interests and nothing but interests!One has to play the game and try to use all the cards!!!

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