Urgent meeting of Turkish-Syrian border commanders

Sources in Ankara report that Turkish military chiefs have ordered commanders of the armored brigades of Syrian border troops and commando brigades to attend a meeting at military headquarters to discuss a possible cross-border operation in Syria. The air force's role in a possible intervention will also be discussed. A plan to have more than 400 armored vehicles, which will carry military personnel and be protected by jammers, to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (ISIL) planting mines across Syria's Turkey border, is also on the agenda, 
A total of 54,000 members of Turkey's land forces have reportedly been deployed on the country's Syria border. DEBKAfile’s military sources: Some Western sources say that the Turkish military build-up on the Syrian border is smaller than described and most probably limited to the Gaziantp region of eastern Turkey.

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