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Turkish Military: Afrin Under “Complete” Control. 3,733 ‘Terrorists’ Neutralized In Operation Olive Branch

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Turkish Military: Afrin Under "Complete" Control. 3,733 'Terrorists' Neutralized In Operation Olive Branch

FILE IMAGE: AP Photo/ Lefteris Pitarakis

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.

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