The Free Syrian Army (FSA) is cleaning Jarabulus of mines and explosives planted by the Daesh terror organization before its withdrawal from the northern Syrian city.

 

Free Syrian Army sources said about 20 explosives were detonated on Friday, with the operations continuing. Soldiers are examining evacuated houses and removing mines and explosives planted at the border with Turkey.

 

The FSA has gained full control of Jarabulus district, part of Aleppo province in northern Syria, following Operation Euphrates Shield launched by the Turkish Armed Forces and an international anti-Daesh coalition.

 

The operation began early Wednesday when artillery and airstrikes were followed by Turkish tanks crossing the border to target Daesh in support of FSA fighters.

 

Jarabulus is located one kilometer (0.6 miles) from the Turkish-Syrian border.