Turkish forces and al-Qaeda-linked militants clashes

Turkish forces and al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria have exchanged fire along the two countries’ shared borderline.

According to reports, shelling and brief clashes erupted along Turkey’s border with Syria near the province of Idlib.

There are reports that Turkish forces have entered Syrian territory.

They also responded to a missile launched by Tahrir al-Sham terrorists with artillery.

No casualties were reported from either side.

The fresh tensions came a day after Ankara announced its support for an operation in the area which is mostly controlled by the terror group.

Tahrir al-Sham is spearheaded by the former Nusra Front that changed its name to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham in 2016.