Special forces from Turkey, US in Jarablus as ‘Euphrates Shield’ begins

The Turkish military launched "Operation Euphrates Shield" on Wednesday to liberate the Syrian city of Jarablus from ISIS. Turkish and US special forces troops are jointly operating on the outskirts of the city as Turkish warplanes provide air cover by bombing Islamic State targets in Jarablus. Turkish armor and artillery forces, along with engineering units specializing in breaking through minefields and other barriers, are poised at the border, waiting for an order to enter Syria. The diplomatic and military moves by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan over the past two weeks are covered in DEBKAfile's exclusive analysis.     

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