Friday, 21 September, 2018

Turkey's Armed Forces at 4 kilometers from Syria's Afrin center

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Faye Gross | 11 March, 2018, 01:05

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that a siege of Afrin's main city would begin after Jinderes is taken.

When questioned as to what would happen if the Afrin operation did not end by May, Cavusoglu assured that Turkey was capable of conducting two campaigns simultaneously.

The assault on Afrin is part of Operation Olive Branch, a Turkish military offensive to oust Kurdish fighters in northwestern Syria.

Ankara said it might also extend its aggression further east to Manbij unless the PYD/PKK leaves the strategically located city.

The military intervention came after the U.S. said it would set up a 30,000-strong militant border force at Turkish doorstep.

Pro-Ankara fighters could be seen taking heavy machine guns and ammunition from the base, even as they continued to exchange fire with nearby Kurdish fighters.

On a visit to Ankara last month, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Turkey and the US had to solve the tensions surrounding Manbij as a "priority".

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Turkey launched the assault into the enclave on January 20 to drive out Syrian Kurdish fighters that Ankara considers to be a security threat due to their links to outlawed rebels in Turkey.

Erdogan said in the initial phase 2,000 square kilometres (772.2 square miles) will be taken into control.

"Once we have purged the terrorists (from Afrin) we will then cleanse them from Manbij, Ayn al-Arab, Tel-Abyad, Ras al-Ayn and Qamishli", he said in televised comments. A total of 3,171 have been neutralized. "The next day we will ensure that terrorists are cleared from the east of the Euphrates (River) till the Iraqi border", Erdogan said.

This is while U.S. officials regard the YPG as the most effective fighting force against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in northern Syria, and have substantially increased their weaponry and technology support to the group.

For now, Damascus may be the only partner for the Kurds in Afrin.

Operation Olive Branch is Turkey's second major military intervention in Syria during the unprecedented foreign-backed militancy that broke out in 2011.

Jarablus was liberated from Daesh terrorists by Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield in September 2016.

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