Turkey Evacuates Suleyman Shah Tomb in Syria

turbeTurkish soldiers have evacuated dozens of besieged troops guarding an Suleymanshah tomb in Syria, moving the crypt back into a district near the border to Turkey. It is known that the tomb was besieged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) before.

Nearly 600 Turkish soldiers on around 100 tanks and armoured personnel carriers crossed into Syria last night, backed by war planes, Mr Davutoglu said.

One group travelled to the tomb, 22 miles from Turkey on the banks of the Euphrates River in Syria’s embattled Aleppo province, Mr Davutoglu said. Another group seized an area only 200 yards from the Turkish border in Syria’s Ashma region, according to a statement from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office.

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