The armed forces of Turkey crossed the border with Syria and launched the ground phase of its Peace Spring military operation east of the Euphrates River, Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense said.
"Our servicemen, along with the Syrian national army, launched a ground operation east of the Euphrates River as part of the ‘Peace Spring’ operation," TASS cited the ministry as saying.
According to Yeni Safak, the Turkish troops entered the Syrian territory at three locations.
Earlier, Turkey carried out airstrikes and shelling attacks at Kurdish-held positions in Syria’s north.
Yesterday, Ankara launched a new military operation in northern Syria dubbed Peace Spring, which began with airstrikes on positions of Kurdish units.