Syrian rebels, backed by Turkey, have retaken control of Jarablus from Islamic State, a rebel group claims.
"The town of Jarablus has been fully liberated from the gangs of terrorist Daesh," the rebel Sham legion says in an online statement, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State
Turkish tanks crossed the border into Jarablus in northern Syria, state broadcaster TRT reported Wednesday citing military sources, while Syrian rebels forces told dpa they are also crossing into the Islamic State-held town from Turkey.
Turkish jets launched airstrikes against the northern Syrian town of Jarablus on Wednesday to clear it of Islamic State militants, state media reported saying it was a joint operation with the US-led coalition.
Turkey has shelled positions of the US-backed, Kurdish-led Democratic Forces of Syria, in northern Syria, a senior official says.
Syrian Kurds condemn the Turkish incursion into Islamic State-held Jarablus, calling it a "declaration of war."
The Syrian government says the Turkish operation in northern Syria is a "flagrant breach" of the country's sovereignty.