Russia says deeply worried by Turkish operation in Syria

by Reuters
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 15:10 GMT

MOSCOW, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday Moscow was deeply worried by the escalation of tension on the Turkish-Syria border after Ankara sent military forces into Syrian territory.

Turkish special forces, tanks and jets backed by planes from the U.S.-led coalition launched their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria on Wednesday to try to drive Islamic State from the border and prevent further gains by Kurdish militia fighters. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Christian Lowe)

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