Turkish security forces have seized explosive material during search and sweep activities in northern Syria, according to Turkey’s National Defense Ministry on Sunday. 

A large amount of mines, mortar shells, material and improvised explosive device (IED) were destroyed in the district of Ras al-Ayn during the search and sweep activities, the ministry said in a statement.

Ras al-Ayn district located east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria was liberated from terrorists during Turkey’s anti-terror Operation Peace Spring that was launched on Oct. 9.

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