Turkish deputy PM announces about release of 142 settlements in Syria's Afrin
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 5
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag announced about releasing 142 settlements from terrorists in Syria's Afrin, Turkish media reported on March 5.
According to Bozdag, 2,795 terrorists were killed in the Operation Olive Branch.
On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.
Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced that about 8,000-10,000 PYD/YPG terrorists are supposed to be hiding in Afrin.
Turkey began drawing its military to the Syrian border from late June 2017. The forces were being concentrated in Turkish Kilis Province bordering Syrian territory controlled by YPG/PYD.
On Aug. 24, 2016, Turkish Armed Forces, with the support of the Syrian opposition, launched the Euphrates Shield Operation against the IS militants and liberated the city of Jarabulus as well as the city of Al-Bab in northern Syria.
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