Official: Ensuring security of civilians in Syria’s Afrin – priority for Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 23
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Ensuring the security of civilians in Syria’s Afrin is a priority for Turkey, the Turkish media outlets quoted Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for the Turkish president, as saying Jan. 23.
Kalin said that the Operation Olive Branch is directed exclusively against the YPG and PYD terrorists.
He noted that currently, the Turkish Armed Forces successfully continue military operations in Afrin.
“Military operations in Afrin will continue until the complete elimination of terrorists,” added the official.
On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched a military Operation Olive Branch in Afrin.
F-16 fighter planes of the Turkish Air Force, which are inflicting air strikes on the positions of PYD on the Syrian-Turkish border, are involved in the operation.
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