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Turkey amasses dozens of tanks along its southern border with Syria

TURKEY AMASSES DOZENS OF TANKS ALONG ITS SOUTHERN BORDER WITH SYRIA

The 80 tracked military vehicles sent to reinforce present units at the Syrian-Turkish border reached southern Turkey's Hatay province Sunday.

Turkey has amassed 80 tracked military vehicles, including tanks as part of its military reinforcements along its southern border with Syria, according to a military source Sunday.

The military vehicles were brought to the border line near southern Hatay province's Iskenderun district.

The new deployment is part of a fresh reinforcement for troops already stationed there, the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.

On Saturday, the army also dispatched a number of heavy equipment, first aid trucks and military vehicles to the same district.

Another convoy of armored vehicles was heading towards Hatay's Rehyanli district along the Syrian border, the source added.

The Turkish military deployed heavy military equipment to guard the border with Syria late Wednesday, with areas beyond the crossing controlled by the PYD terrorist group. The army sent howitzers, extra military personnel and armoured personnel carriers to the border to ensure safety of its citizens living in the border town Kilis and to protect them from possible terror attacks by the Syrian wing of PKK, recognized as a terrorist group by Turkey, U.S., EU and many other countries.


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