Turkish army now in control of only 7 percent of Afrin region

Turkish army now in control of only 7 percent of Afrin region
Thu Feb 15, 2018 08:18:10

The Turkish army and its accompanying terrorists have taken control of 24 townships and villages in Afrin region since the start of operation 'Olive Branch', the Syrian Human Rights Watchdog affiliated to the country's dissident groups said in a report.

 

(IRNA) -- The report said the areas taken from Syrian democratic forces constitute only seven percent of townships and villages in Afrin region located north of Aleppo.
 
On January 20, the Turkish army launched its illegal operation 'Olive Branch' in the northern Syrian region of Afrin.
 
According to Turkish media, 6,000 Turkish military men are participating in the operation.
 
The Ankara government claims the aim of its aggressive operation is to destroy elements of Turkish Workers Party (PKK), Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and People's Protection Units (PYG). It accuses the military unit of PYG of cooperating with PKK.
 

(Photo: Smoke rises over Afrin city in late January. AFP)

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