Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

Turkey will soon clear Afrin town of militants: spokesman

Local | 2018-03-12 19:29:00
Turkey will soon clear Afrin town of militants: spokesman
ANKARA (Reuters)- Turkey will soon clear the Syrian town of Afrin of militants and has already gained control of more than half the area, a government spokesman said Monday.

"We have cleared an area of 1102 kilometer square from terrorists in Afrin. We will soon reach the town center and clear it as well," spokesman Bekir Bozdag told reporters.

Turkey launched an operation into Syria's northwest Afrin region in January and has threatened to push further east to Manbij, where Syrian Kurdish YPG troops are stationed.


 
Reuters
Keywords:
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
Apple escapes China tariff hit for now, but threats loom      Venezuelans fume as Maduro filmed munching on meat in Turkey      China sets retaliatory tariffs on $60bn in US goods      Israel's Netanyahu to speak to Russia's Putin -Israeli diplomatic source      Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics      Israel disputes that it used downed Russian plane as cover during strike      Philippine miners dig for their own in typhoon landslide      Jury shown shooting video repeatedly at Chicago cop's trial