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25 Militants Killed In Turkish Military Operation Against Its Own Proxies In Syria’s Afrin

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25 Militants Killed In Turkish Military Operation Against Its Own Proxies In Syria's Afrin

Turkish-backed militants loot shops after seizing control of Afrin on March 18, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

25 militants have been reportedly killed since the start of Turkey’s military operation against its own proxies in the Syrian area of Afrin on November 18.

According to reports, about 200 members of the al-Sharqiyah Martyrs Gathering and a few other Turkish-backed miltiant groups had been accused by Turkey and the rest of Turkish-backed militant groups of conducting various crimes in Afrin.

While the common explanation of this situation in Turkish-affilated media is that Ankara seeks to restore security and order in the area local sources say that the main reason of this effort is to punish too “independent” militant groups. In fact, all Turkish-backed militant groups have been accused of variuos crimes multiple times. However, Ankara has punished no group for this besides the al-Sharqiyah Martyrs Gathering. MORE HERE

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