In Syria, at least 14 militants were killed and several others wounded in coalition airstrikes in the city of Aleppo on Wednesday.

According to Turkey's state-run news agency Anadolu, the strikes came after Turkey's military had determined that IS militants were preparing to attack the Turkish territory from the region. 

Meanwhile, thousands of US-backed fighters are launching an offensive against so-called Islamic State to re-capture Manbij pocket.

The operation aims to choke off Islamic State's access to Syrian territory along the Turkish border.

The operation will also count on support from U.S.-led coalition airstrikes .

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