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Turkish army launches attacks in Syrian border town

11:46am BST - 00:48

Explosions can be seen and heard in the Syrian town of Jarablus as Turkish special forces, supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition, launch an operation in northern Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Explosions were seen and heard in the Syrian border town of Jarablus on Wednesday as Turkish special forces units and jets supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition launched an operation in northern Syria. According to Turkish officials the aim is to wipe out Islamic State militants along the border with Turkey. It was the first time warplanes from NATO member Turkey have struck in Syria since November, when Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the border. The operation comes after a suicide bomber suspected of links to Islamic State killed 54 people at a Kurdish wedding in the south-eastern city of Gaziantep. Turkey is also concerned about the growing influence of Syrian Kurdish militant groups along its border, which Ankara sees as tied to the Kurdish militants fighting an insurgency in Turkey.

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Turkish army launches attacks in Syrian border town

11:46am BST - 00:48