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Turkey covering routine Daesh border crossings from Syria

Leaked phone recordings allegedly show that the Turkish government has permitted over a thousand members of the Daesh terrorist group to cross its borders with Syria.


The detailed phone conversations, mostly between a known Daesh member, Ilhami Bali, and his associates inside Turkish borders, were obtained from Turkish security forces, RT reported on Saturday.


On Friday, Syrian intelligence forces captured a haul of medical supplies near Aleppo, which came from Turkey and was destined for Daesh terrorists in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Turkey has time and again been accused of aiding and abetting militant groups operating in Syria with reports saying that Ankara actively trains and arms the Takfiri militants there, and facilitates their safe passage into the Arab country. Ankara has also been accused of buying smuggled oil from Daesh.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimates that over 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which has also displaced over half of the Arab country’s pre-war population of about 23 million.

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