OVER 390 KURDISH MILITIA KILLED IN SYRIA’S AFRIN
At least 394 Kurdish militia and Daesh members have been killed and captured, since the beginning of Turkey’s offence into Syria’s north-western Afrin region, the Turkish military said, Saturday.
During the operation, the Turkish Armed Forces also destroyed 340 targets, including weapon pits, shelters and ammunition depots, the Turkish General Staff said, in a statement.
Three Turkish soldiers have been killed, and 30 others injured, since the operation was launched.
The Turkish military launched the cross-border Operation, “Olive Branch” with the Free Syrian Army, to fight the Syrian Kurdish militia on Jan 20, targeting the People’s Protection Units (YPG) elements, in the Kurdish enclave, through air strikes and land forces.
YPG is the military wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), a group in northern Syria, that, Ankara has deemed a “terror group,” for its links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party(PKK).
Source: NAM News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/over-390-kurdish-militia-killed-in-syrias-afrin/General