Turkish Air Force attacks YPG positions in Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 27
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The Turkish Air Force is inflicting air strikes on the positions of the YPG (Kurdish People's Protection Units) in the Syrian territory near the city of Jarabulus liberated from the militants of the “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) terrorist group, Hurriyet newspaper reported Aug. 27.
The shelling of the YPG positions started Aug. 27 morning at 10:00 (GMT + 2 hours).
Earlier it was reported that a third group of Turkish tanks may enter Syria if the YPG 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.
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.”
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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