Turkey talks using new tank armor system in Syria's Afrin
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 7
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkish Armed Forces will use the new tank armor system “Pulat” in Syria’s Afrin in April this year, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said, Turkish media reported March 7.
He noted that the new system has fully passed the tests. Previous reports said the new system would be installed on to the Leopard 2 and M 60 tanks.
On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.
F-16 fighters of the Turkish Air Force are involved in the operation, inflicting strikes on the positions of PYD/YPG on the Syrian-Turkish border.
Turkey began drawing its military to the Syrian border from the 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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