Erdogan: Turkish forces to sweep across northern Syria after Afrin, Manbij

10 March, 2018, 00:57 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • YPG  PKK attack injures civilian in NW Syria

The military went on to say that Turkish security forces detonated an improvised explosive device in Dicle district of southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

According to the director of the Afrin hospital, Khalil Sabri, that health center counted in its facilities, as a outcome of the aggression, 218 deaths and more than 650 injured, a lot of them residents.

"The forces of Erdogan's Turkish army. are 10 to 15 km away from it (Afrin)", YPG spokesman Nouri Mahmoud said.

The US views the YPG as an ally in Syria, where the militant group forms the backbone of the SDF that is being trained, equipped and protected by the Americans. When the subject is Turkey, our enemies can become friends in a minute. "Once we take control of the entire land, our sisters/brothers from Afrin will settle in". "Today we are in Afrin and tomorrow we will be in Manbij. The next day we will ensure that the east of Euphrates will be cleared of terrorist up to the Iraqi border".

He said Abadi "wants to clear all terrorist organizations off the country", the minister said.

SOHR head Rami Abdel Rahman said the Syrian town had suffered extensive destruction.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States, and the European Union, resumed its 30-year armed campaign against Turkey government in July 2015 after a brief reconciliation period.

TRT World 's Defence Analyst Oubai Shahbandar explains what can be Turkey's next move in the region.

Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to remove YPG/PKK-ISIL terrorists from Afrin.

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters are seen as they advance in north of Afrin, Syria, March 8, 2018.

The president also said an area extending to 815 square kilometers has been "made safe". The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on global law, U.N. Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the U.N. Charter and respect for Syria's territorial integrity.

"Then we will ensure security there and send our [displaced] brothers of Afrin back to their homes".


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