The Syrian area of Afrin is under a “complete” control of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on March 24.
According to the statement, Turkey is now conducting efforts to help civilians return home in a secure way.
Separately, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar announced that there are still few villages, which Turkey seeks to capture south of the city of Afrin.
“There are 3-5 villages left in the west. We will arrive in the suburb of Aleppo called Nubl-Zahra and Afrin will be completely secured soon,” Akar said at a conference in the capital Ankara.
According to the Turkish military, 3,733 “terrorists” [in other workds Kurdish fighters] have been “neutralized” in the framework of Operation Olive Branch in the Afrin area.