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Turkish army now in control of only 7 percent of Afrin region


 

(IRNA) — The report said the areas taken from democratic forces constitute only seven percent of townships and villages in region located north of .

 

On January 20, the Turkish army launched its illegal operation ‘Olive Branch’ in the northern Syrian region of Afrin.

 

According to Turkish media, 6,000 Turkish military men are participating in the operation.

 

The Ankara government claims the aim of its aggressive operation is to destroy elements of Turkish Workers Party (), Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and People’s Protection Units (PYG). It accuses the military unit of PYG of cooperating with PKK.

 

(Photo: Smoke rises over Afrin city in late January. AFP)



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