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Turkey forces detect tunnel dug from Syria

Total of 150 military vehicles of Turkish Armed Forces' pass through Reyhanli district of Turkey's Hatay as they are being deployed to Syria border as reinforcements, including howitzers, tanks, ammunition, armored construction machines and other military vehicles on 17 February 2020. [Burak Milli - Anadolu Agency]
Vehicles of Turkish Armed Forces in Hatay, Turkey on 17 February 2020 [Burak Milli/Anadolu Agency]

Turkish Border guards detected a tunnel dug from Syria to Turkey, said the country's National Defence Ministry on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reports.

"Thanks to the vigilance of our heroic border guards in [the southern] Hatay province, it was found that a tunnel was dug from Syria to Turkey," the ministry said on Twitter.

A generator, two hammer drills, a wheelbarrow, 300-meter cable, digger, shovel, and battery used in the excavation work were seized, it said.

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