Friday, January 19, 2018

Turkish-Backed Forces Cross Syrian Border as Afrin Op 'De Facto' Starts

Turkish-Backed Forces Cross Syrian Border
According to Turkis DHA news agency, 20 buses with "fighters" from the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army have crossed from Turkish Kilis into Syrian territory and are moving toward Azaz. However, no official confirmation has followed so far.

An operation in Syria's Afrin has started "de facto" with cross-border shelling, however, no troops have been deployed in the city, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said in an interview with the Haberturk broadcaster.

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  1. Turkey has intensified its shelling of Kurdish militia in northern Syria, ahead of a threatened ground offensive aimed at driving them out of the area.
    The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said 70 shells were fired overnight.
    Turkey has for months said it would clear YPG fighters from Afrin, under Kurdish control since 2012. Turkey regards the YPG as a terrorist group.


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