Turkish army liberates last 5 settlements in Syrian Afrin

Türkiye Materials 24 March 2018 13:59 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 24

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Turkish Armed Forces liberated the last five settlements in the Syrian district of Afrin, said Hulusi Akar, head of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, the General Staff said in a message March 24.

Today, the Turkish Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army have established complete control over Afrin within the Operation Olive Branch, the message reads.

Turkey’s Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army liberated Afrin city from PYD/YPG terrorists on March 18.

On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.

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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