Turkey ends military 'Operation Euphrates Shield' in Syria

09:10 AM | 30 Mar, 2017
Turkey ends military 'Operation Euphrates Shield' in Syria

ISTANBUL - Turkey has called an end to its seven-month Euphrates Shield military campaign in northern Syria, reported international media.

The announcement was made by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim during a meeting of the country's security council. He said, “The operation under way has been concluded successfully".

The Turkish PM claimed that the troop had achieved their goals by securing the borders and paving way for safe return of Syrian refugees to areas now under control of Turkey's military.

But the prime minister did not made any announcement whether Turkish forces would leave Syria or not.

Turkey launched the Operation Euphrates Shield last August to push Islamic State fighters away from its border and curtail the advancement of local Kurdish fighters.

The army and Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have taken control of several towns, including Jarablus, finally moving to capture the strategic town of Al-Bab.

Ankara is concerned that Syrian Kurds will try to establish self-ruling territories similar to Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.



Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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