Turkish Military Says 1829 ‘Terrorists’ Neutralized In Operation Olive Branch

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Turkish Military Says 1829 'Terrorists' Neutralized In Operation Olive Branch

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The Turkish Armed Forces’ General Staff said on February 22 that at least 1,829 ‘terrorists’ have been ‘neutralized’ since the start of Operation Olive Branch in the northwestern Syrian area of Afrin. The Turkish military added that its forces had ‘neutralized’ 49 ‘terrorists’ overnight.

Ankara says that its operation in the Afrin area is aimed against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and ISIS while it’s clear for any neutral observer that there is no settlements controlled by ISIS in Afrin.

Turkey also says that the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and their political wing the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which control Afrin, are a local branch of the PKK.

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  • χρηστος

    i feel sorry for the Kurds….manipulated by the US hoping to have their own state….and now they are butchered by the 1000s by those animals calling themselves fsa

    • Barba_Papa

      You make your bed, you have to lie in it. Maybe if they didn’t let themselves be used by other powers they would actually have gotten a state long ago.

  • RichardD

    The Turks aren’t alone in claiming that there is a YPG/PKK nexus. US intel is saying the same thing:

    “An official report prepared by U.S. National Security Director Daniel Coats and presented to the U.S. Congress on Feb. 13 defined the People’s Protection Units (YPG) as the Syrian wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK),”

    – US intel report presented to Congress says YPG is ‘PKK’s Syrian militia,’ –

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/us-intel-report-presented-to-congress-says-ypg-is-pkks-syrian-militia-searching-for-autonomy-127294

  • Störtebembel

    1829? So why have this fucking faschists just shown only some dozend bodies?
    Lies, lies, lies.
    Erdo-Führer and his buddies will get what they deserve. Smells like Mussolini ;-) Do the Mussolini…