Turkey may send in more tanks unless YPG, PYD retreat
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
A third group of Turkish tanks may enter Syria if the YPG (Kurdish People's Protection Units) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD, the Kurdish political party) forces don’t leave the city of Manbij located on the west bank of the Euphrates, HaberTurk newspaper reported Aug. 27 citing military sources.
The YPG and the PYD have to comply with the agreement between the US and Turkey, which requires them to leave the west bank of the Euphrates, according to the newspaper.
On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force with the support of the coalition aircraft launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo city.
The operation was carried out under the name “Shield of the Euphrates.”
Earlier, the first and the second group of Turkish tanks entered Syria.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh), the YPG and the PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
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