Turkey Sends 300 More Troops to Syrian Border

BEIRUT (AP) -

Turkey’s state-run news agency says 300 commandos have deployed to the border area with Syria.

Anadolu said Thursday that the commandos would join Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield, which aims to drive Islamic State terrorists and Kurdish forces out of a strategic area of northern Syria.

The report did not specify if they had crossed into Syria.

Turkey supports anti-government forces in Syria and has a military presence in the northern Syrian town of Jarablus and in the outskirts of the IS-held town of al-Bab.