Turkey has scrambled three fighter jets following clashes between Kurdish militants linked to the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and Al-Qaeda affiliated radicals close to the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkey's Today's Zaman reported.
Three F-16 jets, fully armed and loaded, took off from the south eastern Turkish province of Diyarbakır on Monday to conduct reconnaissance flights over the Turkish-Syrian border after clashes between PYD militants and fighters with the Nusra Front intensified.
The clashes resumed in the town of Ras al-Ain on the Syrian border, just across from Turkey's Ceylanpınar district. Kurdish militants took control of the town following heavy clashes this summer.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer