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Turkey Ejects Islamic State Forces From Segment of Syrian Border

Victory deprives jihadist group of access to areas central to its resupply

By

Margaret Coker

The Wall Street Journal

Updated Sept. 4, 2016 4:38 p.m. ET

ISTANBUL—Turkey’s military has flushed Islamic State from its 60-mile foothold along the Syrian border after launching a second front against the jihadist group over the weekend, the Turkish state news agency Anadolu and a Syrian rebel unit fighting with the Turks reported Sunday.

The breakthrough victory deprives Islamic State of direct access to the areas that had been vital to its ability to resupply itself with foreign fighters and bomb-making materials. Losing access to that stretch of the border will likely make it…

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