The Turkish army launched on Saturday, January 20, a military operation “Olive branch” against Kurdish “people’s protection Units” (YPG) based in Northern Syria in the district of Afrin. About this reports Deutsche Welle.

Ankara considers the YPG, the Syrian offshoot of the PKK, recognized by Turkey as a terrorist organization. Aircraft of the Turkish air force launched a missile and bomb strikes on Kurdish positions.

The Turkish General staff said that the aim of the operation is to liberate the population of Northern Syria from the government terrorists. The statement stressed that the attack targeted not only to the Kurdish military forces, but also on the position of the terrorist group “Islamic state”.

The actions of the Turkish troops to support the forces opposing the Bashar al-Assad “Free Syrian army”.

See also: Turkey tightens the tanks to the border with Syria

Earlier yesterday it was reported that the Turkish army launched a massive bombardment of Kurdish villages in the border region of Afrin in Northern Syria.

See also: Turkey extended a state of emergency for three months

Turkey hit the Kurds “Olive branch” 20.01.2018

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