Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 9
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Turkey can set up a camp in the Syrian territories liberated from the “Islamic State” (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorists and resettle Syrian refugees there after creation of a safe zone, the Turkish Office for Prevention and Elimination of Consequences of Emergency (AFAD) told Trend Sept. 9.
AFAD said it is preparing to create a camp in Syria.
“Some groups of Syrian refugees are voluntarily leaving Turkey and settling in Syria’s Jarabulus, previously liberated from the IS militants as part of the Shield of the Euphrates operation,” AFAD said.
Earlier, it was reported that the first group of Syrian refugees, consisting of 250 people, returned to their motherland Sept. 7.
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. The operation was dubbed the Shield of the Euphrates.
The Free Syrian Army and the Turkish Armed Forces have liberated around 100 villages and Jarabulus from the IS militants since the beginning of the operation.
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.
According to AFAD, there are three million Syrian refugees in Turkey. Turkey has spent more than $10 billion on Syrian refugees.