SYRIA’S AID ORGANISATION VOICES READINESS TO ENTER KURDISH-CONTROLLED AFRIN
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), said, it was ready to deliver humanitarian aid, to the Kurdish-controlled Afrin enclave, in northern Syria.
In a statement, SARC said, it is getting ready to deliver an urgent humanitarian aid convoy to Afrin, as well as, the Tal Rifat area, in the northern countryside of Aleppo province, in northern Syria.
It said, the delivery is in response to the increasing humanitarian needs in Afrin and Tal Rifat.
Afrin has been subject to a Turkish-led military campaign, targeting the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday, the Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels are advancing in Afrin, near the city itself, after capturing areas in the countryside of Afrin, near the Turkish border.
The observatory, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, said, the humanitarian situation in the city is tough, as thousands have fled their homes in the countryside, and sought refuge in the city of Afrin, while the area’s one million inhabitants, also live under harsh conditions.
Turkey launched the “Olive Branch” operation, on Jan 20, to wipe out the YPG, which Ankara considers as a terror group, affiliated to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party.
Source: NAM News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/syrias-aid-organisation-voices-readiness-to-enter-kurdish-controlled-afrin/Government