He also said that they had delivered 112 food packs for families who fled terror, seeking shelter.
On Monday, the Pentagon voiced concern that Turkey's military drive could further weaken the battle against Islamic State in southern Syria, where Syrian Kurdish fighters form the backbone of the US -led campaign.
Turkey's disaster management agency and military on Tuesday distributed food aid to civilians in 35 villages of Afrin, Syria recently liberated during the counter-terrorist Operation Olive Branch. Those areas are controlled by US -backed Syrian Kurdish forces, and USA troops are stationed there.
On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said earlier that Turkish and Iraqi armies would carry out a joint offensive against the PKK bases in northern Iraq, probably after Iraqi elections set for May 12.
The Kurdish militia say they will hold Russian Federation as well as Turkey responsible for the attacks.
Speaking at a ceremony at the presidential complex, Erdogan said: "Afrin's town center has been taken under control".
"We need to stand in unity and solidarity and this is how it was during the Afrin operation", he said.
"Our security forces and Free Syrian Army member brethren will continue their operations for a while longer", said the Turkish president.
Young men walk amid destruction in the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin on March 19, 2018, a day after Turkish-led forces entered the city.
"The takeover of Afrin is a triumph for Erdogan domestically but it comes at very high cost for Turkey's global image and its relationship with key partners", Wolfango Piccoli, co-founder of Teneo Intelligence in London, said in an email on Tuesday.
Ankara began its offensive in January against the YPG, which it says is allied with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) waging an insurgency against Turkey since 1984.
Damascus has on several occasions criticized Ankara for its military offensive on Syrian soil, accusing it of supporting "terrorist" groups.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Monday to further expand military operations against Kurdish militants in Syria to its eastern parts such as Manbij and Ayn al-Arab or Kobani. More than 1,500 Kurdish combattants have been killed over the past two months, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor.
However, Manning indicated that the US would not leave Manbij or abandon support for the SDF.
Leaders approved the strategy this morning at a meeting in Brussels, on the second day of the European Council summit. He added that leaders will also decide then how detailed the early agreement on the future relationship will be.
In addition to the jackpot victor , three other tickets sold across the country matched five numbers, but not the Powerball . The Pennsylvania Lottery requires winners to be named to ensure that the system operates with "integrity and transparency".
The rift between Iran and Saudi Arabia is another reason why Bin Salman is hell bent to buy multibillion-dollar arms. Mohammed Bin Salman during the meet, hailed the history of his country's relations with US.
They also tried to locate the family by tracing their cell phones but found there was "no movement on their phones". Sharp messaged back, saying the plans for the project looked great, and that he was traveling to Mexico.
This year, it is the first time that a contingent from the UAE military also paraded along with Pakistan armed forces. National Day messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out.
Ironically, the Apple Messages app seems to be somewhat immune from the bug because you need to say "Ok Siri read my messages". The company said, "We are aware of the issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming software update".
What we need is to expand universal background checks for gun sales and to ban the sale of semi-automatic assault style rifles. Perpetrators know these laws as well and also know those institutions would be an easy take because no one is armed.
The tone of communications in the bank's statement also remained upbeat , particularly on the strength of the labour market. Thursday followed with Britain's February retail sales results, which also beat expectations in most prints.
Earlier this month, Bolt announced he will captain a World XI at Old Trafford in a UNICEF charity game in June 2018. Athletics legend Usain Bolt has been training with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
The dollar eased against a basket of currencies on Friday as trade concerns triggered a bout of investor risk aversion. Tencent fell more than 4 percent after Naspers Ltd. revealed a plan to cut its stake in the Chinese internet giant.
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