In the framework of special operation the Turkish armed forces are the Shield of the Euphrates, which Ankara is as “operation Syrian liberation army, with the support of the international coalition in Syria on August 24, was tipped a total area of 400 square kilometers. This is stated in the statement of the Ministry of defense of Turkey, which was distributed by the state Agency Anadolu.
According to the Turkish military, 10 villages were “cleared of terrorists”.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu called on the fighters of YPG to urgently return to the East Bank of the Euphrates. If this does not happen, “they become a target,” he said.
“The operation launched in the area of Jerablus, and to the East of Afrin, has the aim of combating Islamic state terrorists. We could only with the help of the ground operation to clear ISIS from areas of Syria and Iraq. There is no need in 65 countries participating in the international coalition. If 10, even five or six countries collaborated in this direction, the terrorists in Syria and Iraq long ago would not exist,” – said the head of the Turkish diplomacy.
Analytics ЛІГА.net: Why Turkey intervened in Syria
24 Aug Turkey, saying about the operation Shield of the Euphrates, beginning intervention in Syria. Pro-Turkish rebels entered the city Jerablus, from which he fled, the terrorists of ISIS, and joined in the fighting with the Kurds in the surrounding villages.
According to Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Numan Kurtulmus, “one of the goals of the operation – to prevent the creation of a Kurdish corridor from Iraq to the Mediterranean sea. Turkey believes fighters of the Kurdish defense YPG terrorists like the Kurdistan workers ‘ party.
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